Winter Weather Returns

This morning it’s cool and breezy. A wind warning goes into effect at 11 AM so it’s likely to get much breezier

Beginning tonight there is cold, winter-like weather coming in with some snow, frosty winds, and slick roads for much of the day Sunday and all of Sunday night.

Get out the jackets and tire chains, they may come in handy.

Summer Season Is Near

Memorial Day has come and gone.

With the exception of Squaw Valley all of the ski resorts are now closed. They all still had plenty of snow but with the warmer weather most people quit coming up to ski.

It’s June now and we are less than a month away from the 4th of July holiday, which is when the summer season really kicks into gear.

Most campgrounds, beaches, and recreation areas are now open although with the water level of the lake being high and still rising there is considerably less beach area to enjoy.

Increased Water Release

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As of today the amount of water being released through the dam at Tahoe City has once again been increased. This is the highest flow since the late 1990s.

This means the Truckee River will be running very high from just below the dam all the way through Reno and Sparks.

As long as the river is flowing at this higher rate considerable care should be taken for the water is extremely cold and swift. Hypothermia can quickly take your life.