Submitted by paula on Sat, 12/07/2013 - 9:49am
Snow has blanketed the west with several inches of snow at the lower elevations at Placerville and Auburn up to over a foot in the Sierra Nevada. South Lake Tahoe reports this morning are coming in at 12" to 15" near lake level and the snow is still coming down.
Submitted by paula on Wed, 12/04/2013 - 5:16pm
Cold weather and snow this week is allowing Sierra-at-Tahoe® Resort to open for the 2013-14 season on Friday, December 6, 2013 with early season conditions and very limited terrain. The ski resort will operate the Easy Rider Express chairlift which will give skiers and snowboarders access to the right half of Broadway trail. This is a green run and will have small to medium rail features, giving guests a chance to get their park legs back underneath them.
Submitted by paula on Wed, 12/04/2013 - 6:45am
There will be prescribed fire operations on Kingsbury Grade and at Emerald Bay resume on Wednesday, December 4. The U.S. Forest Service fuels management team announced that crews will burn about 10 acres per day on Lower Kingsbury near Meadow Lane, weather permitting. Operations are expected to continue through the weekend. In the Emerald Bay area near Inspiration Point, crews will burn approximately three acres over one or two days.
Submitted by paula on Wed, 12/04/2013 - 6:24am
Keep the cold weather clothes out as winter makes it's presence known. There is an expected low of -7 degrees tonight in South Lake Tahoe and a week of below freezing daytime highs before another system comes through on Friday night.
Snow levels will remain at the Nevada Valley floors on Friday and Saturday. A foot of snow is possible above 7,000 feet with several inches at lake level. The snow is expected by early evening on Friday and continuing into Saturday morning.
Submitted by paula on Sun, 12/01/2013 - 8:57pm
A blast of winter is headed to South Lake Tahoe on Tuesday as a winter system from the Northwest hits the region. A strong cold front will move through the Sierra and Western Nevada late Monday night into Tuesday.
Submitted by paula on Fri, 11/22/2013 - 9:26pm
Heavenly Mountain Resort had to postpone their Opening Day to Saturday due to the region's high winds today. They'll have 1.5 miles of open runs with the Gondola and Tamarack Express running. On the north shore, Northstar is opening on Saturday as well with 3 lifts and 4 runs opened. Kirkwood has been making snow to go on top of the 9" of fresh powder received in this week's storm. They are planning on opening Monday but will not know for sure until Sunday's efforts and weather determine that.
Submitted by paula on Thu, 11/21/2013 - 1:12pm
A few inches of snow fell at South Lake Tahoe overnight, helping local ski resorts prepare for opening day. Heavenly Mountain Resort opens on Friday, November 22 at 9 am with the Gondola and Tamarack Express lift operating. 1.5 miles of skiable terrain on 14 acres will be open for the first weekend.
Submitted by paula on Mon, 11/18/2013 - 7:34am
Have you been wondering where the snow is? Well, a little storm is on it's way to the region with a chance of snow tonight above lake level and then rain/snow mix through Wednesday night according to accuweather.com.
Here is the forecast:
Today: Partly cloudy. Highs 53. Southwest winds up to 8 mph increasing to 11 mph with gusts up to 16 mph.
Tonight: A weak Pacific frontal hits land tonight. Partly cloudy in the evening...then cloudy with a slight chance of rain and snow after midnight. Lows 34. Southwest winds 5 to 6 mph. Gusts up to 11 mph. Less then 1" of snow in forecast.
Submitted by paula on Wed, 11/13/2013 - 6:20pm
November 28, 2013 - 12:00pm
Granlibakken Conference Center & Lodge at Lake Tahoe (http://www.Granlibakken.com) offers a Thanksgiving tradition that celebrates family and friends with a hearty holiday feast around the dinner table and boundless opportunities to work up an appetite or work off the satisfying dinner.
Submitted by paula on Sat, 11/09/2013 - 10:06pm
Prescribed fire operations by the U.S. Forest Service fuels management crews will focus on Lake Tahoe’s South and West Shores on Tuesday, November 12, 2013. Weather and conditions permitting, operations will take place near Glenridge Parkway at Meeks Bay and near Taylor Creek on Highway 89 across from the Sno-Park. The Meeks Bay unit total is 42 acres and crews may burn as much of the unit as possible. At the Taylor Creek unit, crews will burn 10 acres and both operations are likely to continue through the end of the week and possibly through the weekend.
Submitted by paula on Thu, 11/07/2013 - 4:14pm
Is cutting down a Christmas tree in the forest part of your tradition or wanting to start a new one? This is the time of year that tree cutting permits go on sale, and they'll go quickly! Just 2,500 permits will be available to those wishing to cut down their own Christmas Tree in the Lake Tahoe basin this year. Available are a variety of pine, fir and cedar trees from designated cutting areas around the lake. The permits cost $10 each and available only on a first come, first serve basis starting on November 18, 2013. There is a two permit per family limit.
Submitted by paula on Tue, 10/29/2013 - 8:22pm
U.S. Forest Service fuels management crews will begin prescribed fire operations in Slaughterhouse Canyon, north of Spooner Summit tomorrow, Wednesday, October 30, 2013. The total unit size is 30 acres. Fuels management crews may burn as much of the unit as possible, weather and conditions permitting. “Because of the recent snowfall, conditions allow our crews to carry out operations on larger units,” said Kit Bailey, Fire Management Officer with the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit. Operations are likely to continue through the end of the week.
Submitted by paula on Mon, 10/28/2013 - 2:23pm
Governors from eight states this week announced a groundbreaking initiative to put 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles on the roads in their states within a dozen years.
Submitted by paula on Sun, 10/27/2013 - 12:58pm
As the low approaches, winds will increase this afternoon with
Change is in the air for South Lake Tahoe weather. Winds are picking up Sunday, temperatures will be dropping overnight with rain and snow due on Monday.
According to the weather reports, a low pressure system and a cold front reaches the eastern Sierra and western Nevada late Sunday and Monday.
As the low approaches, winds will increase this afternoon with
gusts of 40 to 50 mph across northeast California including the Lake Tahoe
basin and western Nevada. Gusts in wind prone areas along Highway
395 may reach 65 mph this afternoon. The strongest winds are
Submitted by paula on Thu, 10/24/2013 - 6:40pm
Due to a lack of approved burn days by the California Air Resource Board, the US Forest Service has moves their planned burn operations from the Al Tahoe/Pioneer Trail side in South Lake Tahoe over to an area north of Zephyr Cove. Smoke will be visible from Highway 50.
Crews may begin prescribed fire operations this weekend, October 26 and 27, 2013 across U.S. Highway 50 from the Skyland subdivision. Weather and conditions permitting, crews will burn approximately one to five acres per day and expect to continue operations through the weekend and into next week.
Submitted by paula on Tue, 10/22/2013 - 2:00pm
U.S. Forest Service fuels management crews will begin prescribed fire operations in several locations around the Lake Tahoe Basin tomorrow, Wednesday, October 23, 2013. Weather and conditions permitting, operations will take place on the South Shore near Pioneer Trail and Al Tahoe Boulevard, Blackwood Canyon on the West Shore, Spooner Summit on the East Shore, and Bunker Drive near Tahoe City. Crews will burn approximately one to two acres per day in these locations and expect to continue operations through the weekend and into next week.
Submitted by paula on Thu, 10/17/2013 - 8:31pm
Expect to see smoke in the area of Pioneer Trail and Al Tahoe Boulevard starting Friday, October 18 due to prescribed burns being conducted by the U.S. Forest Service fuel management crews. They expect to burn one acre a day for about a week, depending on weather and conditions.
Submitted by paula on Thu, 10/10/2013 - 1:08pm
October 15th marks the end of the grading and digging season at Lake Tahoe and the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) is sending an early reminder that permitted projects can only continue past that date if a special exception has been issued by the Agency. The exceptions are generally granted for reasons of public health and safety, emergencies or threats to the Lake’s water quality.
Submitted by paula on Mon, 10/07/2013 - 12:20pm
Cooler temperatures with a 30% chance of rain and snow showers are in the South Lake Tahoe forecast this week. A small amount (under one inch) of snow is expected at lake level on Wednesday with up to a couple of inches due at higher elevations according to the National Weather Report.
The weather system is a quick one as sunny and clear skies with a forecast of 61 degrees on Tuesday and 51 degrees on Thursday.
Weekend weather in South Lake Tahoe will be fall like with highs near 60s.
Submitted by paula on Thu, 09/26/2013 - 12:15pm
On October 1, boat inspections will move to select launch ramps and winter hours will begin. Tahoe RCD (Resource Conservation District) inspectors will be stationed at Cave Rock and Lake Forest boat launches from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week, weather permitting. Boats with attached Lake Tahoe wire inspection seals and valid Tahoe inspection stickers will be permitted to launch during these times, but any unsealed boats are required to get an inspection during daylight hours.
Submitted by paula on Thu, 09/26/2013 - 6:08am
7 am - 31 and mostly cloudy
A cool morning in South Lake Tahoe today but not much snow was left in the mountains by the small weather system last night. Pictures here show the results this morning.
7 am - 31 and mostly cloudy
8 am - 33 and sunny
9 am - 37 and rain
10am - 40 and sunny
11am - 45 and sunny
noon - 47 and sunny
1 pm - 50 and sunny
2 pm - 50 and sunny
3 pm - 51 and sunny
4 pm - 50 and sunny
5 pm - 50 and sunny
6 pm - 47 and sunny
Overnight - 30s and 27 at 7 am Friday to start your day.
Submitted by paula on Tue, 09/24/2013 - 8:26pm
Temperatures into the 40s and a chance of snow is in the forecast for Wednesday and Thursday in the Lake Tahoe region. Cloudy skies are expected on Wednesday with scattered showers. The snow level will be just above lake level at 6500 to 7000 ft on Wednesday with wind gusts in the morning expected to 55 mph over the ridges.
Thursday's forecast calls for a chance of snow showers in the morning with sunny skies in the afternoon. The snow level will be 7000 ft and ridge wind gusts at 50 mph.
The cooler weather will be replaced by the weekend by temperatures in the low 70s.
Submitted by paula on Mon, 09/23/2013 - 3:00pm
The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit will lift fire restrictions on National Forest System lands beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, September 24, 2013. “The arrival of cooler, wetter weather brings safer conditions and has allowed us to lift restrictions on Forest Service managed lands,” said Forest Service fire chief Kit Bailey. “Even though restrictions will be lifted, we still need hikers and campers to use caution with campfires, stoves, barbecue grills and cigarette smoking.”
Submitted by paula on Thu, 09/19/2013 - 5:53am
Sunday is the first day of Fall and the change of seasons is bringing cooler temperatures with it to the Lake Tahoe region. But, how chilly it will get is differing between the popular weather forecasters.
Accuweather.com says the temperatures for Friday, Saturday and Sunday will be 72,60,62 respectively. Wunderground.com has the temperatures as 70,52 and 63 while weather.com states 74, 58 and 66.
There is a 50% chance of rain on Saturday night which may bring snow to elevations over 8,000 feet above sea level.
Submitted by paula on Mon, 09/16/2013 - 8:09pm
Even professionals can find it difficult to comprehend the speed at which a wildfire can move, so for the public it can be tough to understand it unless you have witnessed it firsthand. With any luck you may never have such a life changing experience. Trying to predict what causes a small wildland fire in the neighborhood to grow to one of the largest wildland fires in the state's history is challenging. The Rim Fire is burning in terrain similar to what we find in Amador and El Dorado Counties, so it is a short leap to think, it could happen here.
Submitted by paula on Mon, 09/09/2013 - 10:32pm
As the chairlifts at Kirkwood Mountain Resort came to a halt this past spring, the Snow Park Technologies (SPT) snowcats were powering up. For twenty days, an SPT crew of seven logged 1,200 hours building the slopestyle course of Bobby Brown’s dreams. Three years ago the professional skier, who is based in Denver, CO, was asking friends, “What’s next for slopestyle skiing?” The result is Red Bull Megaslope, a 2,750-foot long course that flawlessly incorporates six epic features winding across the natural terrain of the mountain.
From start to finish, the course featured:
Submitted by paula on Mon, 09/02/2013 - 6:57am
The Rim Fire continues to affect South Lake Tahoe as winds change from the South/Southwest and bring smoke into the basin. Saturday's clear blue skies have now become grey, a combination of smoke and a weather system that will bring isolated thunderstorms to the region today.
Firefighters gained a lot of ground on the fire in the last 24 hours and now have it listed at 60% contained. The Rim Fire is now the 4th largest in California's history and the largest in the U.S. in 2013.
Submitted by Editor on Tue, 08/27/2013 - 4:56pm
Here is this week's fishing report for rivers, lakes and streams in the Sierra, Northern California and Nevada. This report is for the week of Aug. 28 through Labor Day. Don't forget, California's second free day of fishing without a license will be Saturday, Sept. 7.
Submitted by Editor on Wed, 08/21/2013 - 9:26am
Another round of thunderstorms will develop Wednesday afternoon and evening over the Lake Tahoe Basin and eastern portions of Alpine County as low pressure moves north along the California coast, the National Weather Service in Reno reports. Much of the region is under a flash flood watch.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 08/20/2013 - 7:03pm
Event Date:August 20, 2013 (All day)
Tuesday's storm in South Lake Tahoe brought plenty of rain to go along with the hail. This photo was taken at Fairview and Highway 50. Photo submitted by Kurt Buttstadt
Submitted by paula on Tue, 08/20/2013 - 5:46pm
A storm passed through South Lake Tahoe early Tuesday evening bringing gusty winds, rain and dropping penny-size hail. Many streets through the town were flooded, including a large section of Highway 50.
The National Weather Service in Reno said the storm brought torrential rain and wind gusts of 45 mph.
Submitted by newsroom on Thu, 08/15/2013 - 4:36pm
Current Size: 14,990 acres Containment: 54 percent Structures
Aug 20, 2013 - UPDATE - 8:45am:
Latest American Fire News Release: http://www.inciweb.org/incident/article/3624/20488/
Current Size: 14,990 acres Containment: 54 percent Structures
Estimated Containment Date moved to September 1, 2013
Aug 19, 2013 - UPDATE - 9:25am:
Submitted by Editor on Thu, 08/15/2013 - 1:18am
September 8, 2013 (All day)
Lake Tahoe — Big Blue, as it is referred to by many — is North America’s Largest Alpine Lake and the Jewel of the High Sierra … and the Reno Tahoe Territory of the Nevada Commission on Tourism and Bike the West invites you to experience the adventure of riding your bicycle around her 72-mile shoreline by participating in the Annual Tour de Tahoe – Bike Big Blue.
Submitted by Editor on Wed, 08/07/2013 - 7:32am
While clarity improved at Lake Tahoe for a second straight year in 2012, long-term trends show that climate change is impacting the Lake Tahoe Basin with drier years, less precipitation, higher lake temperatures and projected lower lake levels.
These conclusions are found within the lake's annual health exam,"Tahoe: State of the Lake Report 2013," released today by the Tahoe Environmental Research Center at the University of California, Davis.
Submitted by newsroom on Fri, 08/02/2013 - 6:58pm
Submitted by Editor on Tue, 07/09/2013 - 7:56am
Firefighters made significant progress on the Kyburz Fire overnight, which is now 40 percent contained and remains at 160 acres as of Tuesday morning, said U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman Laura Hierholzer.
The size of the Kyburz Fire, west of South Lake Tahoe in the Sierra, was adjusted from 600 acres down to 160 acres on Monday night because of better mapping, she said. Overnight the firefighters were able to get a better handle on it and stop the spread. A second outbuilding was listed as damaged or destroyed.
Submitted by Editor on Mon, 06/24/2013 - 10:13pm
Lake Tahoe Community College’s 38th Annual Commencement Ceremony is Friday, June 28 at 6 p.m. in the LTCC Gymnasium.
This year’s graduation ceremony theme is “One College, One Community,” to showcase the College’s strong commitment to and the close bond it has with the diverse communities that LTCC educates, supports, and is supported by.
Submitted by Editor on Thu, 06/20/2013 - 12:54pm
South Shore Lake Tahoe businesses and residents who are frustrated with their Internet service — whether it’s slow speeds, spotty service or high prices — now may have a mechanism to do something about it.
Submitted by Editor on Wed, 06/12/2013 - 3:07pm
UPDATE 8:02PM: State Route 207 Kingsbury Grade is now open to motorists with controls. Please use caution around firefighters and equipment that remain working the fire.
Fire personnel will remain on scene to gain further containment of this fire. The cause of this fire is still under investigation.
UPDATE: 7:17PM: Around 200 firefighters remain on scene tonight on the Kings fire on the Carson Valley side of Kingsbury Grade near Lake Tahoe. The fire is approximately 4 to 5 acres in size, Douglas County authorities report. Containment is estimated by 8 p.m.
Submitted by Editor on Mon, 06/10/2013 - 10:51am
The Nevada Highway Patrol has identified a Lodi, Calif., woman as the victim of a two-vehicle fatal crash that happened Sunday on Highway 50 near Zephyr Cove at Lake Tahoe.
Reyna Vizcaara, 24, died at the scene of the crash, reported at 2:55 p.m., said NHP Trooper Chuck Allen. Four others were injured and taken to area hospitals, including three Carson City residents. Two remain hospitalized.
Submitted by Editor on Sun, 06/09/2013 - 1:32pm
A strong thunderstorm has moved into the Lake Tahoe area Sunday afternoon producing thunder and lightning strikes, according to a weather advisory issued by the National Weather Service in Reno.
Boaters and swimmer on or near Lake Tahoe should get out of the water and move indoors or inside a vehicle, the weather service urges.
The storm was moving northward and could cause dangerous cloud to ground lightning and winds of 40 mph. The affected areas are South Lake Tahoe, Zephyr Cove and Glenbrook.
Submitted by Editor on Wed, 05/29/2013 - 9:00am
U.S. Forest Service fuels management crews will resume prescribed fire operations on the East Shore of Lake Tahoe beginning Thursday, May 30. Crews expect to burn approximately one to three acres west of the Spooner Summit area. Operations are scheduled to last through the day, weather and conditions permitting.
Submitted by Editor on Thu, 05/23/2013 - 3:28pm
Cultivating a passion and appreciation for the outdoors is a year-round task, and Heavenly Mountain Resort is stepping up to the challenge by expanding its summer operations to include more interactive, family-friendly learning experiences.
“Lake Tahoe is a year-round destination, and there is a tremendous opportunity to offer more summer activities at the top of the Gondola,” said Pete Sonntag, Heavenly’s general manager. “Our hope is that visitors of all ages and backgrounds are able to create life-long connections to our National Forests through adventure, play and recreation.”
Submitted by Editor on Tue, 05/21/2013 - 9:32pm
Here is the Memorial Day weekend fishing report for rivers, lakes and streams in Nevada, Northern California and the Sierra. This report is for the week of May 22-28. Pack plenty of sunscreen, fill your cooler full of cold beverages and enjoy the long holiday weekend.
Submitted by Editor on Fri, 05/17/2013 - 9:57am
Lake Tahoe fire protection agencies all agree: defensible space isn’t a bunch of hot air. To back up the importance of defensible space, they’re organizing a free Wildfire Awareness Week kick-off event that includes free tethered Smokey Bear hot air balloon rides (weather permitting), firefighter photo opportunities, a pancake breakfast and more on Saturday, May 25th from 8am – 12pm outside MontBleu Resort Casino and Spa.
Submitted by Editor on Fri, 04/26/2013 - 10:48am
Dear Community Members,
Dear Community Members,
In recent months, Barton Memorial Hospital’s Skilled Nursing Facility has been challenged with keeping patients, staff and the facility in its entirety, safe from the effects of the California senate bill, AB97.
If passed, this bill would create devastating cuts to reimbursement for Medi-Cal services provided by distinct part skilled nursing facilities (DP/SNFs) throughout the state, including South Lake Tahoe’s only long- term-care-facility located at Barton Memorial.
Submitted by Editor on Sun, 04/21/2013 - 3:42pm
U.S. Forest Service fuels management crews will begin prescribed fire operations on the west shore of Lake Tahoe beginning Monday, April 22. Crews expect to burn approximately 50 acres in the Ward Canyon area, south of Tahoe City. Operations may continue through the week, weather and conditions permitting.
Residents and visitors can expect to see smoke from this prescribed fire project area. Smoke may be visible on Highway 89.
Submitted by Editor on Thu, 04/18/2013 - 2:21pm
The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit will soon begin the annual process of opening recreational facilities around the Lake Tahoe Basin. Campgrounds, beaches, and forest roads generally open in mid-May, weather permitting. The Taylor Creek Visitor Center and the Tallac Historic Site open Memorial Day weekend.
Before recreation sites can open to the public, the Forest Service must hire crews to staff and manage the sites, clean up from winter, remove safety hazards and wait for the danger of a freeze to pass before turning on water systems.