South Lake Tahoe Braces For Another Atmospheric River
South Lake Tahoe Braces For Another Storm After Atmospheric River. Across the South Shore of Lake Tahoe, we spent much of the time on the Martin Luther King Holiday assessing storm damage, catching up on snow removal, and when traffic was light re-stocking our refrigerators and cabinets with food while the tourists enjoyed the fresh powder at every local ski resort.
The major storm event that hit us mid week on the South Shore was from the Atmospheric river that happens every year, but has missed Lake Tahoe the last few years. “We had several feet of snow! I think everyone on the South Shore must have had at least 6 feet in their driveways,” said a Management member at Holly’s Place, a local resort on the South Shore.
The next set of storms is expected to hit South Lake Tahoe by Wednesday, January 18, 2017. According to the National Weather Service, this storm should be a little weaker compared to last week and a little warmer. Rain is expected at elevations lower than 7,000 feet at the start of Wednesday. On Thursday and Friday we should see things turning to snow. Saturday brings a chance of snow, Sunday snow, and on Monday we have a 40% chance of snow.
The next couple of days will be an excellent time for locals to finish things up before the next round. Visitors heading up for the weekend can expect more snow at their favorite ski resorts.