The R-C Morning Report
January 19, 2012
Douglas County commissioners will hear a presentation on their new district boundaries and discuss the use of a larger than anticipated ending fund balance at their regular meeting 1:30 p.m. today at the Tahoe Transportation Center in Stateline. It should be a short meeting, timing out at less than two hours.
If commissioners hurry, they should easily beat the winter storm bearing down on Lake Tahoe late this afternoon. Today’s blast of weather should arrive around 4 p.m. When the storm hits it is expected to drop 5-10 inches above 7,000 feet and 2-5 inches at Lake level. The next blast will be the good one, though, according to the National Weather Service. Higher elevations should see snowfall of up to 2 inches an hour on Friday afternoon through Saturday evening. Snow stays in the forecast for Tahoe through the weekend, and then some.
It looks like a sure bet our 75-day dry streak will end tonight or Friday at the latest. The National Weather Service is forecasting the rain will start with the evening commute. We’re only looking at a tenth of an inch in this first accumulation. The second blast could bring more than half an inch on Friday. There’s no snow in the forecast until Saturday, and just a little then, if at all.