Well into the first of two winter storm warnings, some Lake Tahoe ski resorts are reporting more than 1 foot of fresh snow.
A current winter storm warning is set to expire at 11 p.m. Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. Another 1-3 inches of snow is possible in South Lake Tahoe today, with another 1-2 inches possible Wednesday evening.
Another winter storm warning will take effect at 5 p.m. Thursday and last until 5 a.m. Saturday. During that time, an additional 12-20 inches of snow is possible at lake level, with 2-3 feet possible above 7,000 feet.
An avalanche watch for the Lake Tahoe backcountry is in effect until 7 a.m. Saturday.
On Wednesday morning, Kirkwood Mountain Resort reported 16 inches of new snow in 24 hours.
Sierra-at-Tahoe reported 13 inches at its summit in 24 hours and Heavenly Mountain Resort reported 10 inches of new snow. Diamond Peak Ski Resort in Incline Village reported 7 inches of new snow in 24 hours.
Significant travel delays expected in the Sierra , especially overnight when snow will accumulate efficiently on road surfaces.For Western NV: Although we may see some snow by WED AM, the bulk of the snow is forecast to occur THURS PM into FRI. pic.twitter.com/s1J0POIEvM — NWS Reno (@NWSReno) March 13, 2018
#ProTips for traveling in the Sierra. Winter Car Kit: chains, food, water, blankets, & a solid music playlist. Snow or rain forecast? Plan on double the amount of travel time. Waking up early can help reduce stress & irritability when traveling on wintry roads. #SierraSnow pic.twitter.com/GmtwguFo8y— NWS Reno (@NWSReno) March 12, 2018