Lake Tahoe weather: Weekend storm could bring foot of snow | SierraSun.com

Lake Tahoe weather: Weekend storm could bring foot of snow

Staff report

TAHOE CITY, Calif. — A foot of snow could fall this weekend at high elevations around the greater Truckee-Tahoe region, according to the National Weather Service.

A winter storm warning will be in effect from 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, through 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, according to NWS, bring "a period of moderate to heavy snow" overnight.

Eight to 14 inches of snow is forecast above 7,000 feet, with up to a half foot of snow possible below that mark. Further, 10 inches are possible along and west of Highway 89 at Tahoe's West Shore.

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With wind gusts of 25 mph expected at lake level, and up to 60 mph over Sierra ridge tops and through mountain passes, visibility will be limited, according to NWS.

Chain or snow tire restrictions may be in place during the storm across main Sierra passes and highways; further, snow may lead to the winter closure of Ebbets and Monitor passes in Alpine County.