Record 209 MPH Wind Gust Recorded Near Lake Tahoe On Sunday

February 10, 2020
South Lake Tahoe

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As a cold storm moved through northern California on Sunday it brought intense winds to the Bay Area throughout the day. On Kirkwood Mountain south of Lake Tahoe it brought a potential record gust of 209 MPH at 7:45AM Sunday morning.

Forecasters at the National Weather Service office in Reno watched regular gusts that exceeded 150 MPH across the Sierra Nevadas.

A previous gust of 199 MPH set a Tahoe record back in 2017 and it will take a few months for forecasters to verify Sunday's gust.

Meanwhile, the Bay Area saw downed branches and power outages across the region as a wind advisory remains in place until Tuesday.