Weather Alerts for Greater Lake Tahoe Area (CA)

Issued by the National Weather Service

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Flood Advisory  FLOOD ADVISORY   Flood Advisory
GREATER LAKE TAHOE AREA (CA)

Areas Affected:
Alpine - El Dorado
Effective: Tue, 5/23 8:47am Updated: Wed, 5/24 12:51am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Tue, 5/30 8:30am Severity: Minor Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a
* Small Stream Flood Advisory for...
Snowmelt in...
Plumas County in northern California...
Mono County in northern California...
Alpine County in northern California...
El Dorado County in northern California...
Placer County in central California...
Sierra County in northern California...
Nevada County in northern California...
Southern Washoe County in western Nevada...
Douglas County in western Nevada...
Western Carson City in western Nevada...
* Until 830 AM PDT Tuesday
* Periods of rapid snow melt are likely to continue through the
Memorial Day weekend. This will lead to high flows and minor
flooding near unregulated creeks and streams leading out of the
Sierra.
* The greatest risk for flooding will occur through Thursday morning
and again over the Memorial Day weekend from Saturday to Tuesday
May 30th.
* Daily peak flows on small creeks and streams typically occur
during the evening and overnight hours.

Information:
Creeks and streams will run fast and very cold, bringing the risk of
hypothermia for those without protective gear. Those with plans to
camp in the Sierra over the Memorial Day weekend should be prepared
to quickly leave creek side campsites. Hikers will want to be
cautious while trying to cross creeks and streams.

Flood Advisory  FLOOD ADVISORY   Flood Advisory
GREATER LAKE TAHOE AREA (CA)

Areas Affected:
Mono - Nevada - Placer - Plumas - Sierra
Effective: Tue, 5/23 8:47am Updated: Wed, 5/24 12:51am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Wed, 5/24 2:46pm Severity: Minor Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a
* Small Stream Flood Advisory for...
Snowmelt in...
Plumas County in northern California...
Mono County in northern California...
Alpine County in northern California...
El Dorado County in northern California...
Placer County in central California...
Sierra County in northern California...
Nevada County in northern California...
Southern Washoe County in western Nevada...
Douglas County in western Nevada...
Western Carson City in western Nevada...
* Until 830 AM PDT Tuesday
* Periods of rapid snow melt are likely to continue through the
Memorial Day weekend. This will lead to high flows and minor
flooding near unregulated creeks and streams leading out of the
Sierra.
* The greatest risk for flooding will occur through Thursday morning
and again over the Memorial Day weekend from Saturday to Tuesday
May 30th.
* Daily peak flows on small creeks and streams typically occur
during the evening and overnight hours.

Information:
Creeks and streams will run fast and very cold, bringing the risk of
hypothermia for those without protective gear. Those with plans to
camp in the Sierra over the Memorial Day weekend should be prepared
to quickly leave creek side campsites. Hikers will want to be
cautious while trying to cross creeks and streams.

Flood Advisory  FLOOD ADVISORY   Flood Advisory
GREATER LAKE TAHOE AREA (CA)

Areas Affected:
Alpine
Effective: Sun, 5/21 12:08pm Updated: Wed, 5/24 12:51am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Tue, 5/30 8:30am Severity: Minor Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...THE FLOOD ADVISORY FOR SNOWMELT REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 145 PM PDT
THURSDAY FOR ALPINE AND DOUGLAS COUNTIES...
* Minor flooding impacts will begin in parts of the Carson Valley
late Tuesday and continue through Thursday.
* Warming temperatures will cause increased snowmelt this week. This
increased snowmelt will raise flows in both the East Fork Carson
and West Fork Carson rivers.
* The increased flows will result in minor flooding along portions
of the West Fork Carson below Woodfords and into the Carson
Valley. This flooding will be confined mainly to farm and ranch
lands near the river, but a few rural roads could be impacted.
* Flows are likely to be highest during the overnight hours before
falling during the morning.

Information:
A Flood Advisory means river or stream flows are elevated, or ponding
of water in urban or other areas is occurring or is imminent.

Flood Advisory  FLOOD ADVISORY   Flood Advisory
GREATER LAKE TAHOE AREA (CA)

Areas Affected:
Nevada - Placer
Effective: Tue, 5/23 9:10am Updated: Wed, 5/24 12:51am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Wed, 5/24 2:46pm Severity: Minor Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
The National Weather Service in Reno has extended the
* Flood Advisory for...
Snowmelt in...
Placer County in central California...
Nevada County in northern California...
* Until 1130 AM PDT Tuesday
* Minor flooding continues along the upper portions of the Truckee
River from Tahoe City downstream to the confluence with the Little
Truckee River below Boca Reservoir. The increased flows are a
combination of releases from Lake Tahoe and snowmelt.
* Sections of the bike path along Highway 89 will remain flooded
through the Memorial Day weekend. Campgrounds, backyards and
basements along the river near Highway 89 may be inundated by the
high flows.

Information:
The Truckee River will run fast and very cold, bringing the risk of
hypothermia for those without protective gear. Those with plans to
use campgrounds along the Truckee River over the Memorial Day
weekend should be prepared to quickly leave if high flows inundate
the campsite.

Lake Wind Advisory  LAKE WIND ADVISORY   Lake Wind Advisory
GREATER LAKE TAHOE AREA (CA)

Areas Affected:
Greater Lake Tahoe Area
Effective: Tue, 5/23 12:42pm Updated: Wed, 5/24 12:51am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Wed, 5/24 10:00pm Severity: Minor Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...LAKE WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 10 PM PDT
WEDNESDAY...
The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a Lake Wind
Advisory, which is in effect from 1 PM to 10 PM PDT Wednesday.
* Lakes Affected: Tahoe, Donner, Fallen Leaf, Prosser and Boca.
* Winds: Southwest to west 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 35 mph.
* Wave Heights: 2 to 3 feet on Lake Tahoe.
* Small boats, kayaks and paddle boards will be prone to
capsizing and should remain off lake waters until conditions
improve.

Information:
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.

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