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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
10:53 AM PDT - SUNDAY, APRIL 20, 2014

DAILY
Temp ˚F/Precip%
EVENING
Temperature ˚F

Greater Lake Tahoe Area - Weather at a Glance

Mostly Sunny
Today
Partly Cloudy
Tonight
Breezy
Mon
Chance Rain/Snow
Mon nt
Rain/Snow Likely
Tue
Slight Chance Snow
Tue nt
Mostly Sunny
Wed
Partly Cloudy
Wed nt
Partly Sunny
Thu
BLUE CANYON
5,282 FT.
67˚ 0% 50˚ 0% 63˚ 25% 41˚ 30% 43˚ 60% 34˚ 20% 48˚ 0% 41˚ 0% 57˚ 0%
TRUCKEE, CA
5,899 FT.
75˚ 0% 29˚ 0% 69˚ 25% 32˚ 40% 46˚ 60% 24˚ 30% 56˚ 0% 28˚ 0% 61˚ 0%
TAHOE CITY
6,450 FT.
65˚ 0% 31˚ 0% 59˚ 20% 32˚ 30% 40˚ 70% 24˚ 30% 48˚ 0% 29˚ 0% 53˚ 0%
SOUTH TAHOE
6,257 FT.
70˚ 0% 34˚ 0% 66˚ 25% 34˚ 40% 44˚ 60% 25˚ 30% 53˚ 0% 31˚ 0% 59˚ 0%
LAKE TAHOE
8,000 FT.
57˚ 0% 38˚ 0% 52˚ 25% 29˚ 40% 32˚ 70% 22˚ 30% 41˚ 0% 30˚ 0% 44˚ 0%
INCLINE VLG 7,568 FT. 62˚ 0% 35˚ 0% 58˚ 20% 30˚ 30% 35˚ 60% 22˚ 30% 45˚ 0% 28˚ 0% 48 0%
MARKLEEVILLE
5,357 FT.
74˚ 0% 36˚ 0% 71˚ 15% 36˚ 30% 50˚ 50% 28˚ 30% 58˚ 0% 32˚ 0% 64˚ 0%
 RENO, NV
4,480 FT.
78˚ 0% 45˚ 0% 76˚ 15% 45˚ 30% 54˚ 40% 32˚ 20% 61˚ 0% 40˚ 0% 68˚ 0%

TODAY: Partly cloudy. Highs 61 to 71. Light winds becoming east around 10 mph in the afternoon.
TONIGHT: Partly cloudy. Lows 29 to 39. Light winds.
MONDAY: Mostly cloudy. Highs 57 to 67. Southwest winds around 10 mph increasing to 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph in the afternoon. Ridge gusts up to 60 mph in the afternoon.
MONDAY NIGHT: Cloudy with a chance of showers. Snow level 8000 feet lowering to 7000 feet. Lows 30 to 40. Southwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. Ridge gusts up to 75 mph.
TUESDAY: Snow showers likely. Highs 39 to 49. Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Ridge gusts up to 70 mph in the morning.
TUESDAY NIGHT: Breezy. Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers. Lows 18 to 23.
WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy. Highs 46 to 56. Lows 27 to 37.
THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy. Highs 53 to 63. Lows 29 to 39.
FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY: Breezy. Cloudy with a chance of rain and snow. Highs 49 to 59. Lows 25 to 30.

SYNOPSIS (2:00 AM PDT)...HIGH PRESSURE REMAINS OVER THE AREA TODAY WITH ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES CONTINUING THROUGH MONDAY. WINDS WILL BE GUSTY MONDAY AHEAD OF A STRONG COLD FRONT WITH 20 TO 25 DEGREES OF COOLING BY TUESDAY. THERE ARE CHANCES FOR RAIN AND SNOW LATE MONDAY INTO TUESDAY WITH LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS POSSIBLE IN THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF THE SIERRA. A BREAK IS EXPECTED WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY BEFORE A COLD, WET SYSTEM ARRIVES HEADING INTO NEXT WEEKEND.

SIERRA LAKE TAHOE FORECAST DISCUSSION: FEW CHANGES WERE MADE TO THE ONGOING FORECAST. WEAK RIDGING REMAINS OVER THE WEST TODAY WITH WELL ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES CONTINUING THROUGH MONDAY. MAJOR CHANGE IS ON TAP MONDAY INTO TUESDAY AS A COLD AREA OF LOW PRESSURE SLIDES INTO THE WEST. WINDS TO INCREASE MONDAY AHEAD OF THE STRONG COLD FRONT WITH WIDESPREAD WIND GUSTS OF 35 TO 45 MPH AND WIND PRONE LOCATIONS POSSIBLY  REACHING UP TO 55 MPH. DESPITE DECENT WINDS ALOFT, THERE IS NOT MUCH EVIDENCE OF A DOWNSLOPE SIGNATURE WITH THIS EVENT, HOWEVER, THE EXTREME THERMAL GRADIENT ALONE WILL BE ENOUGH FOR STRONG WINDS MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY. WINDS MAY PRODUCE AREAS OF BLOWING DUST  DOWNWIND OF SINKS AND DRY LAKE BEDS IN NORTHERN WASHOE COUNTY AND IN THE CENTRAL BASIN EAST OF HIGHWAY 95 MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. PRECIPITATION BEGINS TO MOVE INTO THE SIERRA AND NORTHEAST CALIFORNIA AS EARLY AS MONDAY AFTERNOON, SPREADING ACROSS WESTERN NEVADA TUESDAY.  THIS SYSTEM DOES NOT HAVE A DEEP MOISTURE TAP TO WORK WITH, BUT IS VERY DYNAMIC, WHICH SHOULD MAXIMIZE THE PRECIPITATION POTENTIAL. EVEN SO, QUANTITATIVE PRECIPITATION FORECAST  TOTALS WILL LIKELY ONLY BE A QUARTER TO A THIRD OF AN INCH IN THE WETTEST LOCATIONS, INCLUDING THE SIERRA AND NORTHEAST CALIFORNIA, WITH ONLY A  FEW HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH ELSEWHERE. THE MAJORITY OF THE RAIN AND SNOW WILL BE POST-FRONTAL WITH THE HEAVIEST PRECIPITATION ANTICIPATED TUESDAY.  SNOW LEVELS WILL START AROUND 7500 FEET, BUT WILL RAPIDLY FALL TO 4500 TO 5500 FEET BEHIND THE FRONT. A FEW INCHES OF SNOW ACCUMULATION IS POSSIBLE IN THE SIERRA ABOVE 7000 FEET, BRIEFLY IMPACTING TRAVEL OVER HIGHER SIERRA PASSES. WHILE SNOW WILL LIKELY BE SEEN AT LOWER ELEVATIONS, THE LATE APRIL SUN  ANGLE AND RECENT WARM SPELL WILL MAKE IT DIFFICULT FOR ANY ACCUMULATION ON AREA ROADWAYS. THIS SYSTEM BRINGS QUITE A BIT OF INSTABILITY WITH IT  AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE NOT OUT OF THE QUESTION, ESPECIALLY ON TUESDAY NORTH OF INTERSTATE 80 WHERE THE BEST FORCING WILL BE. EXPECT 20 TO 25 DEGREES OF COOLING MONDAY INTO TUESDAY AS THE UPPER LEVEL LOW SETTLES ACROSS THE SIERRA AND WESTERN NEVADA. AS THE SYSTEM SLOWLY MOVES OUT BY  WEDNESDAY MORNING, THE COLD AIR MASS AND CLEARING SKIES WILL PRODUCE SOME OF THE COLDEST OVERNIGHT LOW TEMPERATURES SEEN IN A COUPLE OF WEEKS.  A WIDESPREAD FREEZE IS NOT EXPECTED IN WESTERN NEVADA VALLEYS, BUT TEMPERATURES WILL AROUND FREEZING WEDNESDAY MORNING. THOSE WITH SENSITIVE  VEGETATION SHOULD BE PREPARED.

LONG TERM WEATHER....WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...ZONAL FLOW INTO THE WEST COAST WILL CONTINUE INTO THE EARLY PART OF NEXT WEEK, WITH THE STORM TRACK SHIFTING FROM THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST TO CALIFORNIA-NEVADA BY THE START OF THE WEEKEND. THIS WILL BRING THE POTENTIAL FOR A SIGNIFICANT LATE  SEASON PRECIPITATION EVENT NEXT WEEKEND. FOR WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY A FEW SHOWERS REMAIN POSSIBLE NORTH OF SUSANVILLE-LOVELOCK WITH ONLY LIGHT  PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS AS THE BEST FORCING REMAINS OVER OREGON. AFTERNOON HIGHS WILL WARM INTO THE MID 60S TO LOW 70S FOR WESTERN NEVADA WITH HIGHS IN THE MID 50S TO UPPER 60S FOR THE SIERRA. STORM TRACK WILL SHIFT TO CALIFORNIA AND NEVADA STARTING FRIDAY AS A COLD UPPER LOW MOVES TOWARD THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST COAST AND IS SUPPORTED BY A STRONG JET. THERE ARE TIMING DIFFERENCES IN THE MODELS, BUT THE BIG PICTURE HAS REMAINED CONSISTENT THE LAST COUPLE DAYS. THE LOW AND JET WILL DIRECT WAVES OF MOISTURE AND ENERGY INTO THE SIERRA AND WESTERN NEVADA AS EARLY AS FRIDAY WITH A STRONGER WAVE AND A POTENTIAL HEAVY PRECIPITATION EVENT FOR THE WEEKEND. AREAS NORTH OF HIGHWAY 50 SHOULD BE WILL BE ON THE COLD SIDE OF THE JET WHICH WILL KEEP SNOW LEVELS BELOW 7000 FEET, WITH SNOW LEVELS AT 6000-8000 FEET SOUTH OF HIGHWAY 50. GIVEN THE POTENTIAL DURATION OF THE EVENT, TOTAL LIQUID AMOUNTS OF 1-3 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE IN THE SIERRA WITH SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ABOVE 7000 FEET NEXT WEEKEND. HIGH END TOTALS FOR WESTERN NEVADA OF 0.50 TO 1 INCH ARE  POSSIBLE.

 Lake Tahoe Water Temperatures

Courtesy of UC Davis Meteorological Data Sites around Lake Tahoe

North Lake Tahoe Temperatures
04/15/14

Sunnyside USCG Station Tahoe Vista
43.9F (2/22/14) 48.1 F 45.5 F (12/31/13)

South Lake Tahoe Temperatures
04/15/14

Rubicon Bay Timber Cove
46.9 F 48.3 F

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