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.