Unusual blizzard conditions pound Lake Tahoe area

STORY: At Tahoe-lake-level, a house was seen amid worsening conditions, with wind increasing and very icy conditions.

Officials said the snowstorm, expected to blast through the area from Monday to Wednesday (March 1), could result in up to 6 feet of snow and 100 mph wind gusts. Large waves on Tahoe Lake could topple vessels.

Authorities have advised residents in the area to avoid unnecessary travel and stay indoors while the storm subsides.

A massive low-pressure system driven from the Arctic was responsible for the unusual conditions, said Bryan Jackson, a forecaster at the NWS Weather Prediction Center in College Park, Maryland.