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Winter Storm Warning

Areas Affected: Greater Lake Tahoe Area

NWS Reno (Western Nevada)

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST MONDAY...

* TIMING: SNOW SHOWERS INTO THIS EVENING WITH SNOW INCREASING FORALL AREAS FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY MORNING. ANOTHER SHORT BREAK IS EXPECTED SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING BEFORE THE STRONGEST OF THE THREE STORMS ARRIVES SATURDAY NIGHT AND CONTINUES INTO MONDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS THROUGH MONDAY MORNING: 3 TO 6 FEET ABOVE 7000 FEET WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS. 2 TO 4 FEET AT LAKE LEVEL.

* WINDS: SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH THROUGH SATURDAY. A PERIOD WITH GUSTS TO 55 MPH IS POSSIBLE SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY. SIERRA RIDGE WINDS GUSTING UP TO 100 MPH THROUGH SATURDAY AND UP TO 120 MPH SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY.

* WAVE HEIGHTS ON LAKE TAHOE: 2 TO 3 FEET EXCEPT UP TO 5 FEET SUNDAY.

* IMPACTS: EXPECT HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS DUE TO SNOW COVEREDROADS AND PERIODS OF LOWER VISIBILITY FROM WIND DRIVEN SNOW. EXPECT AREAS OF BLIZZARD CONDITIONS LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING. TRAVEL MAY BECOME IMPOSSIBLE SUNDAY.

AVOID TRAVEL IF POSSIBLE, YOU COULD BE STUCK IN YOUR VEHICLE FOR MANY HOURS. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL, USE THE BREAKS IN THE STORM TODAY AND SATURDAY AFTERNOON, BUT LONG DELAYS ARE LIKELY AND CARRY AN EMERGENCY KIT WITH EXTRA FOOD, WATER AND CLOTHING. IF YOU STAY HOME, HAVE A BACKUP PLAN IN CASE OF EXTENDED POWER OUTAGES. USE THE BREAKS IN THE STORM THIS AFTERNOON AND SATURDAY AFTERNOON FOR SNOW REMOVAL AND STORM PREPARATION.


Winter Storm Warning

Areas Affected: Greater Lake Tahoe Area

NWS Reno (Western Nevada)

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST MONDAY...

* TIMING: SNOW SHOWERS INTO THIS EVENING WITH SNOW INCREASING FORALL AREAS FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY MORNING. ANOTHER SHORT BREAK IS EXPECTED SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING BEFORE THE STRONGEST OF THE THREE STORMS ARRIVES SATURDAY NIGHT AND CONTINUES INTO MONDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS THROUGH MONDAY MORNING: 3 TO 6 FEET ABOVE 7000 FEET WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS. 2 TO 4 FEET AT LAKE LEVEL.

* WINDS: SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH THROUGH SATURDAY. A PERIOD WITH GUSTS TO 55 MPH IS POSSIBLE SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY. SIERRA RIDGE WINDS GUSTING UP TO 100 MPH THROUGH SATURDAY AND UP TO 120 MPH SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY.

* WAVE HEIGHTS ON LAKE TAHOE: 2 TO 3 FEET EXCEPT UP TO 5 FEET SUNDAY.

* IMPACTS: EXPECT HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS DUE TO SNOW COVEREDROADS AND PERIODS OF LOWER VISIBILITY FROM WIND DRIVEN SNOW. EXPECT AREAS OF BLIZZARD CONDITIONS LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING. TRAVEL MAY BECOME IMPOSSIBLE SUNDAY.

AVOID TRAVEL IF POSSIBLE, YOU COULD BE STUCK IN YOUR VEHICLE FOR MANY HOURS. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL, USE THE BREAKS IN THE STORM TODAY AND SATURDAY AFTERNOON, BUT LONG DELAYS ARE LIKELY AND CARRY AN EMERGENCY KIT WITH EXTRA FOOD, WATER AND CLOTHING. IF YOU STAY HOME, HAVE A BACKUP PLAN IN CASE OF EXTENDED POWER OUTAGES. USE THE BREAKS IN THE STORM THIS AFTERNOON AND SATURDAY AFTERNOON FOR SNOW REMOVAL AND STORM PREPARATION.


Winter Storm Watch

Areas Affected: Greater Reno-Carson City-Minden Area

NWS Reno (Western Nevada)

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM TO 10 PM PST FRIDAY... ...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH LATE SUNDAY NIGHT...

* TIMING: SNOW WILL BEGIN EARLY FRIDAY MORNING AND CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY SATURDAY MORNING. ANOTHER STORM IS EXPECTED SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 3 TO 6 INCHES FROM WASHOE VALLEY SOUTHWARD INCLUDING VIRGINIA CITY. UP TO 2 INCHES FOR THE VALLEY FLOORS OF RENO-SPARKS AND 1 TO 4 INCHES ABOVE 5000 FEET.

* SNOW LEVELS: ALL VALLEY FLOORS WITH SNOW MIXING WITH RAIN AT TIMES FRIDAY AFTERNOON ON THE VALLEY FLOORS.

* SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT: ADDITIONAL SNOWFALL OF 6 INCHES OR MORE FOR VALLEY LOCATIONS AND A FOOT OR MORE ABOVE 5000 FEET. SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH WILL CREATE AREAS OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.

* IMPACTS: EXPECT HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS AND CHAIN OR SNOW TIRE RESTRICTIONS DUE TO SLICK ROADS. TRAVEL MAY BECOME VERY DIFFICULT SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT IN SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.

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.


Winter Storm Warning

Areas Affected: Lassen-Eastern Plumas-Eastern Sierra Counties

NWS Reno (Western Nevada)

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM FRIDAY TO 4 AM PST MONDAY...

* TIMING: SNOW WILL BEGIN EARLY FRIDAY MORNING AND CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY SATURDAY MORNING. A BREAK SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING BEFORE THE NEXT, POTENTIALLY STRONGER STORM ARRIVES SATURDAY NIGHT AND LASTS INTO SUNDAY NIGHT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS THROUGH MONDAY MORNING: 2 TO 4 FEET WEST OF HIGHWAY 395 ABOVE 5000 FEET WITH 1 TO 2 FEET FOR THE LOWER ELEVATIONS OF THE HIGHWAY 89 CORRIDOR. NEAR AND EAST OF HIGHWAY 395 6 TO 12 INCHES OF SNOWFALL.

* SNOW LEVELS: ALL VALLEY FLOORS.

* IMPACTS: EXPECT HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS AND CHAIN OR SNOW TIRE RESTRICTIONS DUE TO SLICK ROADS. EXPECT REDUCED VISIBILITY IN SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WITH THE WORST CONDITIONS ON SUNDAY.

AVOID TRAVEL IF POSSIBLE, YOU COULD BE STUCK IN YOUR VEHICLE FOR MANY HOURS. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL, PREPARE FOR LONG DELAYS AND CARRY AN EMERGENCY KIT WITH EXTRA FOOD, WATER AND CLOTHING. IF YOU STAY HOME, HAVE A BACKUP PLAN IN CASE OF POWER OUTAGES.


Winter Storm Warning

Areas Affected: Mono

NWS Reno (Western Nevada)

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST MONDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RENO HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND GUSTY WINDS, WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST MONDAY. THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT. THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TIMING: SNOW SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE WEST OF 395 TODAY WITH SNOW INCREASING FOR ALL AREAS FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY MORNING. ANOTHER SHORT BREAK IS EXPECTED SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING BEFORE THE STRONGEST OF THE THREE STORMS ARRIVES SATURDAY NIGHT AND CONTINUES INTO MONDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS THROUGH MONDAY MORNING: 3 TO 6 FEET ABOVE 8000 FEET WITH LOCALLY UP TO 8 FEET ON THE SIERRA CREST. 1 TO 3 FEET ALONG HIGHWAY 395 WITH MOST OF THE SNOW FALLING SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT.

* WINDS: SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH THROUGH SATURDAY. A PERIOD WITH GUSTS TO 55 MPH IS POSSIBLE SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY. SIERRA RIDGE WINDS GUSTING UP TO 100 MPH THROUGH SATURDAY AND UP TO 140 MPH SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY.

* IMPACTS: EXPECT HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS DUE TO SNOW COVEREDROADS AND PERIODS OF LOWER VISIBILITY FROM WIND DRIVEN SNOW. EXPECT AREAS OF BLIZZARD CONDITIONS LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING. TRAVEL MAY BECOME IMPOSSIBLE SUNDAY.

AVOID TRAVEL IF POSSIBLE, YOU COULD BE STUCK IN YOUR VEHICLE FOR MANY HOURS. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL, USE THE BREAKS IN THE STORM TODAY AND SATURDAY AFTERNOON, BUT LONG DELAYS ARE LIKELY AND CARRY AN EMERGENCY KIT WITH EXTRA FOOD, WATER AND CLOTHING. IF YOU STAY HOME, HAVE A BACKUP PLAN IN CASE OF EXTENDED POWER OUTAGES AND USE THE BREAKS IN THE STORM FOR SNOW REMOVAL AND STORM PREPARATION.


Winter Storm Warning

Areas Affected: West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada; Western Plumas County, Lassen Park

NWS Sacramento (North Central California)

...PERIODS OF HEAVY MOUNTAIN SNOW NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS... .NORTHERN CALIFORNIA WILL BE BETWEEN TWO WINTER STORM SYSTEMS TODAY BUT HEAVY SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE OVER MUCH OF THE NORTH STATE. WITH SNOW LEVELS BETWEEN 3000 AND 4000 FEET, SNOWFALL WILL LIKELY CONTINUE TO CREATE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. ANOTHER STRONG WINTER STORM SYSTEM IS POISED TO MOVE INTO NORTHERN CALIFORNIA FRIDAY MORNING CONTINUING THE HEAVY SNOWFALL. ANOTHER BREAK IN THE HEAVIER PRECIPITATION WILL OCCUR ON SATURDAY. ANOTHER STORM SYSTEM IS FORECAST TO MOVE THROUGH THE NORTH STATE ON SUNDAY. ...WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST SATURDAY...

* TIMING...PERIODS OF SNOW THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING WITH HEAVIEST SNOW AND GUSTY WINDS FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING.

* LOCATIONS...LASSEN PARK...INTERSTATE 80 OVER DONNER PASS... HIGHWAY 50 OVER ECHO SUMMIT...HIGHWAY 88 OVER CARSON PASS.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...1 TO 3 FEET OF SNOW ABOVE 4000 FEET WITH UP TO 4 FEET AT THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS.

* MAIN IMPACT...SLIPPERY SNOW COVERED ROADS WITH CHAIN CONTROLS LIKELY. WHITE OUT CONDITIONS AT TIMES WITH GUSTY WINDS ESPECIALLY FRIDAY.

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL, KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT, FOOD, AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.