Areas affected: Greater Lake Tahoe Area; Lassen-Eastern Plumas-Eastern Sierra Counties; Mono; Surprise Valley California
Message summary: ...Periods of wet weather will continue through the weekend... A series of systems will bring periods of rain and snow to the
region into Sunday. There will also be periods of gusty winds
through Saturday, especially along the Highway 395 corridor south
of Bridgeport where winds could occasionally gust over 45 mph.
The current system today lasting into Saturday morning will bring
lowering snow levels with increasing travel impacts for Sierra
passes during this time.
A colder system is expected late Saturday into Sunday morning
with snow looking more likely down to all valley floors. Light
snow will be possible with higher confidence for areas along the
Portola-Reno-Fallon line to see the best chances during this
time. Up to 2 inches of snow is possible for these areas by
Sunday morning. This includes the Reno-Sparks metro area. Keep in
mind that it doesn`t take much snow to bring travel difficulties.
Bottom line: Travel is likely to be difficult for weekend travel
and ski traffic crossing over the Sierra starting Friday afternoon,
with slick conditions possible for portions of western Nevada
Saturday night into Sunday. Make sure you are ready for winter
driving conditions and allow extra time to reach your destination.
Check with CALTRANS or NDOT for the latest travel restrictions
before leaving for your destination. ...view the complete message
Instructions: Even light snowfall can cause major travel delays, especially
during periods of high traffic volume. Be sure to allow extra
time to reach your destination. Leave extra space between
vehicles since it takes longer to stop on slick roadways.
The latest road conditions can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.
Message summary: ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST
SATURDAY ABOVE 6500 FEET... * CHANGES...No changes. * WHAT...Snow expected above 6500 feet. Rain or a mix of rain
and snow will change to all snow below 6500 feet early
Saturday morning. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 8 inches
between 6500 and 7000 feet, with 6 to 12 inches above 7000
feet. Local amounts to 18 inches possible at the Sierra crest.
Up to 3 inches is possible below 6500 feet. * WHERE...Greater Lake Tahoe Area. * WHEN...In effect until 10 AM PST Saturday. * IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions and much longer
travel times over the Sierra. The hazardous conditions could
impact those traveling into the Tahoe Basin for the start of
the weekend. ...view the complete message
Areas affected: West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada; Western Plumas County, Lassen Park
Message summary: ...Hazardous Sierra travel conditions through Saturday night... .A weather system will bring snow to the Sierra Nevada through
Saturday night. Snow will become moderate this evening through
early Saturday for elevations above 6500 feet. Snow showers will
continue through Saturday. Snow levels will fall to around 4000
feet Saturday night with additional snow possible. Snow combined
with gusty winds could create difficult travel conditions for
travelers over the Sierra passes. If travel is necessary, carry
chains and expect lengthy delays. ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST SUNDAY
ABOVE 6500 FEET... * WHAT...Snow expected. Plan on difficult travel conditions,
including during the evening commute on Friday. Total snow
accumulations of 10 to 15 inches, with localized amounts up to
2 feet, are expected. * WHERE...Western Plumas County/Lassen Park and West Slope
Northern Sierra Nevada. * WHEN...Until 4 AM Sunday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for reduced visibilities at
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will
cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered
roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.
The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can
be obtained by calling 5 1 1. ...view the complete message
Instructions: Check lake conditions before heading out and be prepared for a
sudden increase in winds and wave heights. Consider postponing
boating activities on the lake until a day with less wind.
Message summary: ...LAKE WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST SATURDAY FOR
LAKE TAHOE... * CHANGES...advisory extended through tonight. * WHAT...Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.
Waves 2 to 4 feet. * WHERE...Lake Tahoe. * WHEN...Until 4 AM PST Saturday. * IMPACTS...Small boats, kayaks and paddle boards will be prone
to capsizing and should remain off lake waters until
conditions improve. ...view the complete message