Lake Tahoe to get burst of snow this weekend, over 3 feet of fresh powder by next Thursday

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Thursday, March 4, 2021
Tahoe to receive fresh snow this weekend
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ABC7 Meteorologist Mike Nicco says the health of our snowpack is suffering, but that will change this weekend as Sierra will get up to 7 inches of snow by Saturday.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The snowpack survey performed by the Department of Water resources at Phillips Station near South Lake Tahoe, recorded a snowpack of 86% of normal for this date.

That figure represents 83% of the April first average, the date when the snowpack is typically at its peak.

However, the statewide numbers aren't looking good. The automated snow survey network shows the snowpack at just 60% of normal for this date.

But that will all change this weekend, according to ABC7 Meteorologist Mike Nicco.

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Saturday morning, you can expect a quick burst of snow hitting the Sierra between 5 and 7 inches. Sunday will be mostly quiet. But Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 2-3.5 feet of snow will fall across the Sierra. That will make the skiers happy!

If you're planning to head to the mountains this weekend, try to get your traveling done on Friday. Take caution on Saturday and Sunday. Monday through Thursday, traveling into the Sierra will be difficult.