Weather Alerts for Greater Lake Tahoe Area (CA)

Issued by the National Weather Service

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

Areas Affected:
Greater Lake Tahoe Area
Effective: Sat, 1/25 9:00pm Updated: Sat, 1/25 9:10pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Sun, 1/26 3:00pm Severity: Minor Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...LAKE WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO
3 PM PST SUNDAY FOR LAKE TAHOE...
* CHANGES...None.
* WHAT...Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts 30 to 35 mph
expected. Waves 1 to 3 feet.
* WHERE...Greater Lake Tahoe Area.
* WHEN...From 9 PM this evening to 3 PM PST Sunday.
* IMPACTS...Small boats, kayaks and paddle boards will be prone
to capsizing and should remain off lake waters until
conditions improve.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...The strongest winds are expected from just
before daybreak Sunday morning through about 11 am Sunday. The
highest waves should be on the north and east shores.

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.

Special Weather Statement  SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT   Special Weather Statement
GREATER LAKE TAHOE AREA (CA)

Areas Affected:
Greater Lake Tahoe Area - Lassen-Eastern Plumas-Eastern Sierra Counties - Mono - Surprise Valley California
Effective: Sat, 1/25 1:40pm Updated: Sat, 1/25 9:10pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Sun, 1/26 4:00am Severity: Minor Certainty: Observed

 
Details:
...More Wintry Weather Likely in Higher Elevations This
Weekend...
Another weak storm system will bring rain and snow to northeast
California, the Sierra, and western Nevada tonight into Sunday.
Snow levels start rather high tonight, 8000 to 9000 feet, but
fall to near 5500 to 6000 feet Sunday. Precipitation amounts will
be limited and the higher snow levels will limit snow
accumulations below 7000 feet. Along the Sierra Crest, isolated
spots could get more than 8 inches of snow, but the higher passes
through the Sierra can expect only 3 to 6 inches. Even this small
amount of snow could cause travel delays by Sunday morning.
At Lake Tahoe, accumulations up to a couple inches are possible.
In Mono County, accumulations should be confined to the mountains
west of Highway 395, and only 2 to 5 inches are expected above
7500 feet, with 4 to 8 inches along the Sierra Crest.
Winds will also increase late Saturday night into Sunday, with
gusts in the 35 to 40 mph in wind prone areas east of the Sierra
Crest. For most other areas, gusts should be no higher than 30
mph. These winds will also cause choppy conditions on Lake Tahoe.

Special Weather Statement  SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT   Special Weather Statement
GREATER LAKE TAHOE AREA (CA)

Areas Affected:
Burney Basin, Eastern Shasta County - Carquinez Strait and Delta - Central Sacramento Valley - Clear Lake, Southern Lake County - Motherlode - Mountains Southwestern Shasta County to Northern Lake County - Northeast Foothills, Sacramento Valley - Northern Sacramento Valley - Northern San Joaquin Valley - Shasta Lake Area, Northern Shasta County - Southern Sacramento Valley - West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada - Western Plumas County, Lassen Park
Effective: Sat, 1/25 12:52pm Updated: Sat, 1/25 9:10pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Sun, 1/26 6:00am Severity: Minor Certainty: Observed

 
Details:
...Valley Rain and High Elevation Mountain Snow over Interior
Northern California tonight and Sunday...
* Snow: 1 to 5 inches of snow from 6000 to 7500 feet including the
passes on Interstate 80 and Highway 50. 6 to 9 inches of snow
expected above 8000 feet with local amounts approaching a foot
over Mount Lassen.
* Rain: One half to three quarters of an inch northern Sacramento
Valley, tapering to a quarter inch or less southward into the
southern Sacramento and northern San Joaquin Valley. Generally
one half inch to one and a half inch over the foothills and
mountains.
* Timing: Light rainfall tonight and Sunday morning over the
coastal range and Shasta County mountains. Heaviest
precipitation expected after midnight and Sunday morning for
the west slopes of the Sierra Nevada.
* Impacts: Wet roads, and possible chain controls for the trans-
Sierra passes late tonight and Sunday morning.
* Synopsis: A modest Pacific storm will bring rain and mountain
snow to interior NorCal this weekend. The heaviest precipitation
is expected late tonight and Sunday morning. Snow levels will be
above the trans-Sierra passes until late tonight when snow
levels are expected to lower to around 6000 feet.

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