El Dorado County Weather Alerts
Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for El Dorado (CAC017) California Issued by the National Weather Service
Special Weather Statement Special Weather Statement - El Dorado (California)

Updated:Thu 04-Mar-21 03:27am PST
Effective:Thu 04-Mar-21 05:24am PST
Expires:Fri 05-Mar-21 05:00am PST

Areas affected: Greater Lake Tahoe Area; Lassen-Eastern Plumas-Eastern Sierra Counties; Mono; Surprise Valley California
Message summary: ...Snow in the Mountains/Passes Friday Night-Saturday, Unsettled and Colder Pattern likely for much of Next Week...
* After a mild start to March, a transition to a more active weather pattern will begin this weekend and likely continue for much of next week. Anyone with trans-Sierra travel plans during this timeframe should keep close tabs on the forecast in the days to come.
* Fri PM/Saturday: A fast-moving Pacific storm will bring snow to the Sierra late Friday evening into Saturday. The focus of this storm will mainly be in the north-central Sierra, with 1-2" of snowfall likely at lake level and 4-6" likely for the Sierra crest. Although this is not a strong storm by Sierra standards, it will create trans-Sierra travel impacts early Saturday morning. Only light rain/snow showers expected for foothill and lower valleys across western Nevada Saturday morning. Gusty southwest-west winds will also be possible areawide with most lower elevations seeing 25-35 mph gusts, while the Sierra crest could see gusts as high as 60-80 mph.
* Next Week: After a relatively quiet day on Sunday, an active pattern will resume on Monday with unsettled weather expected through at least Thursday. While not anticipating any particularly strong storms, we can expect multiple low to moderate intensity waves of Sierra snowfall over a 3-4 day period. These systems will be on the colder side so expecting mostly snowfall for the duration across the Sierra with transitions back and forth between light rain and snow across western Nevada foothills and valleys. Travel impacts are a solid bet with the first wave of Sierra snow expected Monday afternoon into Tuesday with additional waves Tuesday night into Thursday. Keep a close eye on the forecast if your plans involve trans-Sierra travel next week as winter driving impacts are expected.
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Source: NWS Alerts for zone CAC017

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