Weather Alerts for Greater Lake Tahoe Area (CA)

Issued by the National Weather Service

Freeze Warning  FREEZE WARNING   Freeze Warning
GREATER LAKE TAHOE AREA (CA)

Areas Affected:
Carquinez Strait and Delta - Central Sacramento Valley - Clear Lake, Southern Lake County - Motherlode - Northeast Foothills, Sacramento Valley - Northern Sacramento Valley - Northern San Joaquin Valley - Shasta Lake Area, Northern Shasta County - Southern Sacramento Valley
Effective: Mon, 2/19 3:28am Updated: Mon, 2/19 10:31am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Wed, 2/21 8:00am Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...Widespread Temperatures Below Freezing Expected...
.A very cold airmass will be over Northern California through early
this week. The coldest temperatures are expected early this
morning into Tuesday morning, with another night of freezing
temperatures Tuesday night.
Widespread frost is expected. Agricultural impacts could be
significant, due to an early bloom from unusually mild weather in
recent weeks. People should take steps to protect sensitive
plants, outdoor pets, and outdoor pipes.
...FREEZE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM PST WEDNESDAY...
* TEMPERATURE...Overnight low temperatures of 23 to 30 degrees.
* TIMING....Coldest Tuesday morning, with widespread lows in the
mid to upper 20s and several hours of subfreezing temperatures
possible.
* IMPACTS...Freezing temperatures can damage or kill plants that
are sensitive to cold. Consider wrapping external pipes which
may be vulnerable to freezing. Please check on the elderly and
make sure your animals have a warm shelter.
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Information:
A Freeze Warning means sub-freezing temperatures are imminent or
highly likely. These conditions will kill crops and other
sensitive vegetation.

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: Mon, 2/19 3:28am Updated: Mon, 2/19 10:31am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Mon, 2/19 4:00pm Severity: Minor Certainty: Observed

 
Details:
...VERY COLD TEMPERATURES, LAKE EFFECT SNOW, AND SLICK ROADS...
Very cold temperatures will take hold of the region for the next
few days. Daytime high temperatures near will only reach near freezing
and overnight lows will drop into the very low teens with some
places dropping into the sub-zero range.
A few inches of snow fell late yesterday afternoon, mainly in the
central Sierra and west central Nevada. Warm ground temperatures
melted some of the snow as it fell to the ground, and in some
places, the sun came back out and began to melt the snow on the
ground. Very cold overnight temperatures will re-freeze roads and
sidewalks and could create treacherous travel in some places.
Some additional snowfall is occurring overnight as another weak
band of snow showers moves through area with an additional
0.5-1.5" of snow possible in western Nevada. This light snow could
cover up areas of black ice, making road conditions extra
slippery.
Lake effect snow has developed off of Lake Tahoe and Pyramid Lake
this morning and could last through much of the day. Forecasting
exact snow amounts with lake effect snow is a challenge, but it is
possible this could create additional snow accumulations of 3-6
inches as far as 10-20 miles south-southeast of the lakes. This
includes: South Lake Tahoe into Minden, Gardnerville, Markleeville;
and Nixon, Wadsworth and Fernley. This could impact travel along
I-80 near and east of Fernley and US 88, US 89 and US 395.

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

Areas Affected:
West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada
Effective: Mon, 2/19 3:28am Updated: Mon, 2/19 10:31am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Mon, 2/19 6:00pm Severity: Minor Certainty: Observed

 
Details:
...Northern Sierra Snow Today...
.A cold system from western Canada will bring scattered snow
showers mainly late this morning through this afternoon across
the northern Sierra including I-80 and Highway 50. Additional snow
accumulations of 2 to 4 inches are expected near the Sierra crest. A
dusting of snow is possible down to 1000 feet.
Impacts:
Plan on slippery road conditions and possible travel delays. Lower
elevations could see slick roads.

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