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Lake Tahoe Weather Forecast for California and Nevada including:
Blue Canyon, Truckee, Tahoe City, South Lake Tahoe, Incline Village, Markleeville, Reno
COMPILED FROM REPORTS BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
9:53 AM PDT - SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2014

DAILY
Temp ˚F/Precip%
EVENING
Temperature ˚F

Greater Lake Tahoe Area - Weather at a Glance

Isolated Thunderstorms
Today
Chance Thunderstorms
Tonight
Chance Thunderstorms
Sun
Isolated Thunderstorms
Sun nt
Sunny
Mon
Mostly Clear
Mon nt
Sunny
Tue
Partly Cloudy
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Breezy
Wed
BLUE CANYON
5,282 FT.
77˚ 20% 60˚ 20% 73˚ 20% 59˚ 0% 74˚ 0% 59˚ 0% 74˚ 0% 58˚ 0% 70˚ 0%
TRUCKEE, CA
5,899 FT.
82˚ 20% 44˚ 50% 74˚ 50% 41˚ 20% 78˚ 0% 41˚ 0% 78˚ 0% 45˚ 0% 77˚ 0%
TAHOE CITY
6,450 FT.
78˚ 20% 44˚ 50% 68˚ 50% 45˚ 20% 74˚ 0% 44˚ 0% 74˚ 0% 49˚ 0% 73˚ 0%
SOUTH TAHOE
6,257 FT.
79˚ 20% 44˚ 40% 70˚ 40% 45˚ 20% 76˚ 0% 44˚ 0% 78˚ 0% 49˚ 0% 77˚ 0%
LAKE TAHOE
8,000 FT.
69˚ 20% 46˚ 50% 61˚ 50% 52˚ 20% 66˚ 0% 51˚ 0% 66˚ 0% 51˚ 0% 65˚ 0%
INCLINE VLG 7,568 FT. 74˚ 20% 46˚ 50% 65˚ 50% 51˚ 20% 72˚ 0% 50˚ 0% 72˚ 0% 52˚ 0% 71˚ 0%
MARKLEEVILLE
5,357 FT.
82˚ 20% 46˚ 30% 76˚ 30% 48˚ 20% 82˚ 0% 47˚ 0% 82˚ 0% 48˚ 0% 81˚ 0%
 RENO, NV
4,480 FT.
88˚ 20% 55˚ 50% 76˚ 50% 55˚ 20% 85˚ 0% 55˚ 0% 85˚ 0% 55˚ 0% 84˚ 0%

TODAY: Sunny in the morning...then mostly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Haze through the day. Highs 74 to 79. East winds around 10 mph.
TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Lows 37 to 42. East winds up to 10 mph in the evening becoming light.
SUNDAY: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Highs 65 to 75. Light winds becoming west up to 10 mph in the afternoon.
SUNDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms in the evening...then clear after midnight. Lows 41 to 51. West winds around 10 mph in the evening becoming light.
MONDAY: Sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs 71 to 81. Light winds.
MONDAY NIGHT: Clear. Lows 40 to 50.
TUESDAY: Sunny. Highs 71 to 81.
TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY: Breezy. Partly cloudy. Lows 42 to 52. Highs 71 to 81.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY: Breezy. Partly cloudy with a chance of showers. Lows 43 to 53. Highs 63 to 73.
THURSDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers. Lows 34 to 44.
FRIDAY: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers. Highs 55 to 65.

UPDATE (8:03 AM PDT)...MADE A QUICK UPDATE TO THE FORECAST FOR THIS AFTERNOON. WE PULLED IN SOME ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS A BIT FURTHER NORTH INTO RENO AND UP TO PYRAMID LAKE, AS WELL AS INCREASING COVERAGE TO SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS FOR AREAS EAST OF HIGHWAY 95 IN  PERSHING AND CHURCHILL COUNTIES. OTHERWISE, SOLID RAIN AMOUNTS LOOKING GOOD FOR TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY FOR MUCH OF THE EASTERN SIERRA AND WESTERN NEVADA AS THE DEFORMATION ZONE FROM THE LOW MOVING THROUGH GREAT BASIN.

SYNOPSIS (2:53 AM PDT)...LOW PRESSURE MOVING NORTHEAST ACROSS CALIFORNIA AND NEVADA THIS WEEKEND WILL PRODUCE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LATER TODAY, WITH THE BEST CHANCES FOR RAIN TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON. WARMER AND DRIER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED MONDAY AND TUESDAY, THEN A STRONGER LOW PRESSURE WILL BRING INCREASING WINDS, FOLLOWED BY A COOLING TREND WITH POSSIBLE RAIN LATER IN THE WEEK.

SIERRA LAKE TAHOE FORECAST DISCUSSION: UPPER LOW OFF THE SOUTHERN CA COAST WILL EJECT INLAND ACROSS THE SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY LATER TODAY, THEN CONTINUE TRACKING NORTHEAST ACROSS CENTRAL NV ON SUNDAY. SHORT TERM GUIDANCE IS IN REASONABLY GOOD AGREEMENT FOR THIS SCENARIO, WHICH WOULD LEAD TO DEVELOPMENT OF ISOLATED TO SCATTERED CONVECTION MAINLY NEAR THE SIERRA AND IN WEST CENTRAL NV FROM HIGHWAY 95 EASTWARD THIS  AFTERNOON. THE MAIN IMPACT OF THIS LOW WILL BE NOTICED TONIGHT AND SUNDAY AS VERY MOIST AIR MASS IS PULLED IN FROM THE SOUTHWEST US. PRECIPITABLE WATER VALUES INCREASE TO NEAR 1 INCH ACROSS MUCH OF WESTERN NV THIS EVENING AND CONTINUE NEAR THOSE VALUES THRU MOST OF SUNDAY. FORCING WILL  ALSO BECOME STRONGER WITH DEFORMATION ZONE AHEAD OF THE UPPER LOW TRACK, WHILE COLD POOL ALOFT WILL PROVIDE INSTABILITY FOR GENERATING AND  SUSTAINING SOME CONVECTION EVEN DURING THE OVERNIGHT AND MORNING HOURS. THE GENERAL CONSENSUS FOR BEST RAIN CHANCE IS FOR PERSHING AND CHURCHILL COUNTIES WITH POSSIBLE RAINFALL TOTALS BETWEEN 0.50 AND 1 INCH, SO WE HAVE INCREASED POPS THE MOST IN THOSE AREAS. OTHER PARTS OF WESTERN NV AND EASTERN CA, ESPECIALLY SOUTH OF SUSANVILLE AND INTO THE RENO-TAHOE VICINITY COULD RECEIVE SOME DECENT RAINFALL IN THE 0.10 TO 0.25 INCH RANGE  WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS LATER TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY. THIS WILL BE HIGHLY DEPENDENT ON LOCATION AND DURATION OF THE MOISTURE BAND AS IT WRAPS AROUND THE UPPER LOW MOVING ACROSS NEVADA. WIDESPREAD CLOUD COVER AND ONGOING AREAS OF RAIN IN THE MORNING, FOLLOWED BY ADDITIONAL  CONVECTION IN THE AFTERNOON WILL LIMIT TEMPERATURE RISES ON SUNDAY. HIGHS HAVE BEEN LOWERED TO THE MID TO UPPER 70S FOR MOST OF WESTERN NV, ALTHOUGH SOME LOCATIONS COULD END UP WITH A PERSISTENT BAND OF RAIN AND END UP 5-10 DEGREES COOLER. FOR SUNDAY NIGHT, PRECIP WILL DECREASE QUICKLY DURING THE EVENING AS THE LOW ACCELERATES TO THE NORTHEAST AND EXITS NORTHEAST NV BY MIDNIGHT. FOR MONDAY, SHORTWAVE RIDGE MOVES ACROSS THE REGION, BRINGING DRY CONDITIONS AND WARMER TEMPS WITH HIGHS WELL INTO THE 80S FOR MOST WESTERN NV VALLEYS. WHILE THE KING FIRE WILL CONTINUE TO BURN THRU THIS WEEKEND, THE PRIMARILY EAST LOW-MID LEVEL FLOW SHOULD KEEP SMOKE WEST OF THE SIERRA TODAY AND SUNDAY. SOUTHWEST FLOW ALOFT RETURNS MONDAY AND DEPENDING ON HOW ACTIVE THE FIRE IS BURNING, SMOKE AND HAZE MAY RETURN TO AREAS AFFECTED EARLIER IN THE WEEK, INCLUDING THE RENO AND TRUCKEE VICINITY.

LONG TERM WEATHER....TUESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY...THE MODELS ARE IN DECENT AGREEMENT THIS MORNING WITH THE SLOW MOVEMENT OF THE TROUGH ONSHORE NEXT WEEK. THERE IS STILL A GREAT DEAL OF UNCERTAINTY IN THE DETAILS, ESPECIALLY WHEN LOOKING AT THE EC ENSEMBLE SPREAD AND STANDARD DEVIATION. HOWEVER, THE MEANS FROM BOTH THE GFS/EC SUPPORT THE GENERAL IDEA OF THE TROUGH SPLITTING AS IT MOVES ONSHORE WITH A POTENTIAL CLOSED LOW  MOVING THROUGH AS THE GFS/EC DETERMINISTIC RUNS SHOW. SINCE THE FORECAST IN GENERAL CONVEYS THIS IDEA, ONLY MADE A FEW MINOR CHANGES. TUESDAY LOOKS TO BE THE WARMEST DAY OF THE WEEK AS THE SHORT WAVE RIDGE MOVES TO THE EAST AND A MILD SOUTHWEST FLOW IS EXPECTED AHEAD OF THE TROUGH. WINDS WILL INCREASE FURTHER WEDNESDAY WITH POSSIBLE GUSTS TO 45 MPH AS 700 MB WINDS INCREASE TO 30-40 KNOTS. ONE CHANGE WAS TO REMOVE ANY SHOWERS FROM WEDNESDAY AS THE LEADING EDGE OF THE PRECIPITATION WILL JUST BE MOVING ONSHORE AT THIS TIME PER ENSEMBLE IDEAS. WINDS WILL STAY UP WEDNESDAY NIGHT AS THE COLD FRONT APPROACHES WITH THE MAIN COLD FRONT MOVING THROUGH ANY TIME FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING. WINDS WILL REMAIN STRONG AND GUSTY AHEAD OF THE FRONT AND BECOME MORE WEST AND SLACKEN BEHIND IT. AS FAR AS PRECIPITATION, THE FRONT WILL BE SHEARING AS IT MOVES THROUGH SO ONLY EXPECT A FEW SHOWERS. THE UPPER LOW MAY MOVE THROUGH FRIDAY OR SATURDAY, BUT THE COLD AIR LOOKS TO BE IN PLACE. SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE WITH THE BEST CHANCE NORTH OF I-80. TEMPERATURES SHOULD BE MUCH COOLER, DROPPING AS MUCH AS 10 DEGREES BELOW AVERAGE FOR FRIDAY.

 Lake Tahoe Water Temperatures

Courtesy of UC Davis Meteorological Data Sites around Lake Tahoe

North Lake Tahoe Temperatures
09/15/14

Sunnyside USCG Station Tahoe Vista
67.4F (07/19/14) 63.9 F 45.5 F (12/31/13)

South Lake Tahoe Temperatures
09/15/14

Rubicon Bay Timber Cove
65.1 F 63.6 F

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