Fire Danger High As Vacationers Travel To Lake Tahoe For The Holiday WeekendDry and breezy/windy conditions expected Friday. In fact, so dry that a Red Flag Warning is in effect for the Greater Lake Tahoe area from 2PM to 9 PM. In addition, a Lake Wind Advisory has been issued from 11AM to 9PM.
Lake Tahoe Smartphone App Lets Casual Beach-Goers Do Science ResearchResearchers at Lake Tahoe are enlisting tourists and other beach-goers to record their observations and photographs on a new smartphone app to help scientists better understand the lake's environmental conditions.
Forest Service Abandons Lake Tahoe Logging Plan Following Biologist's Legal ChallengeThe U.S. Forest Service has abandoned logging plans it suspended in the mountains above Lake Tahoe nearly two years ago after a prominent scientist filed a lawsuit accusing the agency of acting illegally.
Explosive Tahoe Wildfire Burns Area Equivalent To 15 Golden Gate ParksAir tankers and helicopters helped hundreds of firefighters battle a wildfire south of Lake Tahoe that has now burned nearly 15,000 acres, or half the size of San Francisco.
Alpine County Wildfire Explodes To 9,500 Acres; Evacuations Underway Evacuations are underway in the area of Markleeville, about 30 miles south of Lake Tahoe after a wildfire broke out over the weekend and exploded to first 6,500 acres, and then 9,500 acres by Monday afternoon.
Beefed Up Orphan Bear Cubs Released Back Into NorCal WildernessTwo bear cubs who spent the winter fattening up rather than sleeping in were released at the Hoopa Indian Reservation near Eureka on Thursday.
Rain Hits After 11 P.M. With Bay Area Showers Until Morning, 35+ M.P.H. WindsGusty winds above 37 mile per hour, rainfall after 11 p.m., and snow in the mountains will hit Northern California as a brief storm moves through the drought-parched state.
Tuesday's Snow Sets Up Spring Ski Conditions In Lake TahoeThe 2014-2015 ski and ride season is not over at Lake Tahoe. Heavenly Mountain Resort, Northstar California and Kirkwood Mountain Resort received 10-28” of new snow this week.
Sugar Bowl 2nd Resort To Suspend Skiing As Drought Takes TollYet another Northern California ski resort is closing early due to a lack of snow amid the state's historic drought.
Lack Of Snow Prompts Sierra-At-Tahoe To Close At Earliest Time In DecadesA ski resort south of Lake Tahoe has suspended its winter operations due to a lack of snow and could end up closing the rest of the season for the earliest time in about 40 years.
Drought Prompts Cancellation Of World Cup Ski, Snowboard Event At Squaw ValleyAnother dry winter in the Sierra Nevada has prompted the cancellation of World Cup skicross and snowboardcross races at the Squaw Valley resort in early March.
Will This Storm Finally Improve Tahoe Ski Conditions?For snow to fall in Tahoe three things need to happen. First, The air must contain sufficient moisture. Secondly, The air must be forced upward. And lastly, the air temperature must cool to 32 degrees or below as the air is rising.