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Alerts for Greater Lake Tahoe Area California  (CAZ072)
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icn  WINTER STORM WATCH
GREATER LAKE TAHOE AREA CALIFORNIA   (CAZ072)

Effective: Sat, Apr 4, 2020 05:00pm PDT Severity: Moderate
Updated: Fri, Apr 3, 2020 02:59am PDT Urgency: Future
Expires: Mon, Apr 6, 2020 11:00am PDT Certainty: Possible

Areas Affected: Greater Lake Tahoe Area
 
Alert:
...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.
Instructions:
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.

 

icn  SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
GREATER LAKE TAHOE AREA CALIFORNIA   (CAZ072)

Effective: Sat, Apr 4, 2020 11:00am PDT Severity: Minor
Updated: Fri, Apr 3, 2020 03:07am PDT Urgency: Expected
Expires: Fri, Apr 3, 2020 03:15pm PDT Certainty: Observed

Areas Affected: Greater Lake Tahoe Area; Lassen-Eastern Plumas-Eastern Sierra Counties; Mono; Surprise Valley California
 
Alert:
...Winter weather this weekend with travel disruptions starting
Saturday...
* 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
accumulations.
* 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.

 





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