A period of blizzard conditions is possible Sunday night into Tuesday morning.
National Weather Service Reno NV Feb 1 2019
Greater Lake Tahoe Area- Including the cities of South Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Stateline, and Incline Village
WINTER STORM WARNING AFTERNOON TO 4 PM TUESDAY
Heavy snow and gusty winds expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 6 feet at lake level, except 5 to 10 feet above 7000 feet expected. Snow drifts could be deeper than 10 feet. Winds gusting as high as 50 mph Sunday afternoon into Monday with gusts to 100 mph over ridges.
Travel could be very difficult to impossible. The hazardous conditions will impact commuting and ski resort travel. Very strong winds could cause extensive tree damage and near zero visibility.
According to the NWS’s Twitter feed, the new Pacific coastal storm hitting California this weekend should drop up to 9 feet (275 cm) of new snow, adding to former governor Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown’s “perma-drought” his state will forever suffer from:
Multiple rounds of heavy mountain snowfall are expected this weekend & Monday. Snow levels will drop rapidly Friday night to 4000-5000 feet & then fall significantly on Monday. A few inches of snow is possible down to 1000-2000 feet on Monday.
Current snow water equivalent (SWE) for the Sierra Nevada around the Lake Tahoe region is already above normal for this time of year, and there’s several more months of winter left:
Thanks to Kenneth Lund and H.B. Schmidt for these links