The storm that forecasters think could dump up to six inches of rain on the Bay Area over the course of the next ten days will likely be felt around Lake Tahoe, which, starting Saturday, is expected to be on the receiving end of up to three feet of snow in three days. Skiers and snowboarders alike are obviously excited about the prospect.
"This could be that one-two punch that takes us over the top," Kevin Cooper, a ski resort spokesperson, told the Chronicle. "I would describe it as a Miracle March."
The National Weather Service has issued a warning for the Lake Tahoe region, noting that for areas over 7,000 feet (which almost all the resorts are), there is "high confidence" snow will accumulate up to three feet. The National Weather Service also warns that if you're planning on driving this weekend, "expect chain controls and long travel delays."
Even if you're not making a trip to the mountains, this is good news. The expected precipitation is obviously a boon to our reservoirs. Lake Shasta, for example, is currently only at 83 percent of its historical average and 61 percent of total capacity. Fingers crossed, this weekend's rain and snow will help push those numbers in the right direction.