December 20, 2014
Forecasters on Wednesday said the Lake Tahoe
region was in for a Christmas Day wallop from Mother Nature that
could bring up to 4 feet of snow to the higher elevation
The storm began moving in early Wednesday, and chains or snow
tires were required on all mountain passes, including Interstate 80
over Donner Summit and U.S. 50 over Echo Summit.
Meteorologists said conditions would worsen into the night with
strong winds causing blowing snow and hazardous whiteout
"Snow will become moderate to heavy at times in the Sierra late
this afternoon and overnight," said Jane Hollingsworth,
meteorologist in charge at the National Weather Service in Reno.