...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH MONDAY MORNING...
* CHANGES...Increased snow totals near the Sierra Crest.
* WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 12
inches, except 1 to 2 feet above 7000 feet possible. Amounts in
excess of 2 feet are possible near the Sierra Crest. Winds
could gust as high as 45 mph in the lower elevations and up to
90 mph over Sierra ridges.
* WHERE...Greater Lake Tahoe Area.
* WHEN...From Saturday afternoon through Monday morning.
* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult with very long delays
possible over Interstate 80, Highway 50, and 88. The heaviest
snow is forecast to occur Sunday.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel in the Sierra is strongly
discouraged this weekend. Please stay home, be safe.
Now is the time to prepare an emergency kit for your home and
car. If traveling consider alternate plans, remember to carry
tire chains, extra food, water and clothing. Once the storm
arrives, travel may be difficult or impossible for an extended
period of time.
Areas Affected: Burney Basin, Eastern Shasta County; West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada; Western Plumas County, Lassen Park
...Strong Late Season Winter Storm to bring Mountain Travel
Impacts This Weekend into Early Next Week...
.A pair of Pacific systems are set to arrive this weekend
bringing significant late season snowfall to the mountains. The
initial storm arriving on Saturday will bring periods of snow to
areas between 4,000 and 5,000 feet. Expected amounts will range
from 6 to 12 inches ahead of a stronger system set to drop
heavier snowfall on Sunday. An additional 1 to 2 feet of snow is
expected leading to periods of mountain travel impacts. For those
who must travel, expect chain controls, snow- covered roads, poor
visibility, and significant travel delays. Snow showers continue
into Monday with snow levels lowering down to 3,000 to 4,000 feet.
Storm total snow amounts will likely range from 1 to 2 feet,
locally over 3 feet possible.
...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING
THROUGH MONDAY MORNING ABOVE 4500 FEET...
* WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Travel will be very difficult to
impossible. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 2 feet, with
localized amounts more than 3 feet possible.
* WHERE...Burney Basin / Eastern Shasta County, Western Plumas
County/Lassen Park and West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada.
* WHEN...From Saturday morning through Monday morning.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Significant reductions in visibility are
A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant
snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue
to monitor the latest forecasts.
Areas Affected: Greater Lake Tahoe Area; Lassen-Eastern Plumas-Eastern Sierra Counties; Mono; Surprise Valley California
...Winter weather this weekend with travel disruptions starting
* What...A couple of storms are on tap for the weekend with travel
disruptions in the Sierra, aviation impacts, and recreational
hazards. Snow will begin in the Sierra Saturday and may
continue through Monday Morning. Some light showers are possible
across western Nevada Saturday with a period of rain and snow
likely Sunday into early Monday.
* Snow...Snow will start in the northern Sierra Saturday and may
decrease for a bit Saturday night. Heavy snow moves into the
Sierra Sunday with very difficult travel conditions likely.
Travel in the Sierra is discouraged this weekend. Please refer
to the latest Winter Storm Watch for details on snow
* Winds...The strongest winds across western NV and eastern CA are
likely on Saturday with gusts up to 50 mph in the lower
elevations. Sierra ridges could gust as high as 90 mph. Be
prepared for travel restrictions for high profile vehicles
along Highway 395 and Interstate 580 with turbulence and low
level wind shear for flights in and out of the region.