Weather Alerts for Greater Lake Tahoe Area (CA)

Issued by the National Weather Service

Winter Storm Warning  WINTER STORM WARNING   Winter Storm Warning
GREATER LAKE TAHOE AREA (CA)

Areas Affected:
Greater Lake Tahoe Area
Effective: Sat, 4/4 3:09pm Updated: Sat, 4/4 7:40pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Mon, 4/6 12:00pm Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON PDT MONDAY...
* CHANGES...None.
* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 12
inches, except 1 to 2 feet above 7000 feet as well as west of
Highway 89. Higher amounts up to around 3 feet possible along
the Sierra crest. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph in the
lower elevations and up to 90 mph over Sierra ridges.
* WHERE...Greater Lake Tahoe Area.
* WHEN...Until noon PDT Monday.
* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult with very long delays
possible over Interstate 80, Highway 50, and 88. The heaviest
snow is forecast to occur Sunday and Sunday night.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel in the Sierra is strongly
discouraged this weekend. Stay home, be safe.

Information:
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.
The latest road conditions can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Winter Storm Warning  WINTER STORM WARNING   Winter Storm Warning
GREATER LAKE TAHOE AREA (CA)

Areas Affected:
Burney Basin, Eastern Shasta County - West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada - Western Plumas County, Lassen Park
Effective: Sat, 4/4 12:03pm Updated: Sat, 4/4 7:40pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Mon, 4/6 11:00am Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...A High Impact Late Season Winter Storm will bring Mountain
Travel Impacts Today into Early Next Week...
.A pair of Pacific systems are arriving this weekend bringing
significant late season snowfall to the mountains. The initial
storm moving in today will bring periods of snow to areas between
3,500 and 5,000 feet. Expected amounts will range from 6 to 12
inches ahead of a stronger system set to drop heavier snowfall on
Sunday. An additional 1 to 2 feet of snow is expected leading to
periods of mountain travel impacts. For those who must travel,
expect chain controls, possible road closures, snow-covered
roads, poor visibility, and significant travel delays. Snow
levels will lower down to 3,000 to 4,000 feet Sunday night. Storm
total snow amounts will likely range from 1 to 3 feet, locally
over 4 feet possible. Snow showers continue on Monday
...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM PDT MONDAY
ABOVE 4500 FEET...
* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Travel will be very difficult to
impossible. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 3 feet, with
localized amounts up to 4 feet, are expected.
* WHERE...Eastern Shasta County, Western Plumas County/Lassen
Park, and West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada.
* WHEN...11 AM today to 11 AM Monday.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for significant reductions in
visibility at times, chain controls, and possible road
closures.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
A Winter Storm Warning for snow means there will be snow covered
roads and limited visibilities. Travel is not recommended while
the warning is in effect. If you must travel, keep an extra
flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an
emergency.The latest road conditions for the state you are
calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Avalanche Watch  AVALANCHE WATCH   Avalanche Watch
GREATER LAKE TAHOE AREA (CA)

Areas Affected:
Greater Lake Tahoe Area
Effective: Sat, 4/4 3:09pm Updated: Sat, 4/4 7:40pm Urgency: Unknown
Expires: Sun, 4/5 8:00am Severity: Unknown Certainty: Unknown

 
Details:
The following message is transmitted at the request of the
U.S. Forest Service Sierra Avalanche Center.
The Sierra Avalanche Center in Truckee has issued a BACKCOUNTRY
AVALANCHE WATCH for:
Greater Lake Tahoe
* TIMING...In effect from 7 AM SUNDAY until noon MONDAY.
* AFFECTED AREA...Central Sierra Nevada Mountains between Yuba
Pass(Hwy 49) on the north and Ebbetts Pass (Hwy 4) on the
south, including the greater Lake Tahoe area.
* AVALANCHE DANGER...Periods of HIGH avalanche danger may occur
from Sunday morning through Monday morning.
* REASON/IMPACTS...Forecast heavy snow and high wind may result in
widespread avalanche activity in the mountains.
* PRECAUTIONARY / PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...Very dangerous avalanche
conditions may occur. Travel in avalanche terrain is not
recommended during HIGH avalanche danger. Large destructive
avalanches could occur.
Consult https://www.sierraavalanchecenter.org/ or www.avalanche.org
for more detailed information.
Similar avalanche danger may exist at locations outside the coverage
area of this or any avalanche center.

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, 4/4 12:03pm Updated: Sat, 4/4 7:40pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Sun, 4/5 5:00am Severity: Minor Certainty: Observed

 
Details:
...Sierra storm with travel disruptions through Monday...
* What...A late season winter storm continues through the weekend
bringing travel disruptions across the Sierra, aviation
impacts, and recreational hazards. A secondary and stronger wave
arrives Sunday morning through Monday morning.
* Snow...Travel conditions will deteriorate tonight into Sunday as
heavy snow moves into the Sierra. Some snow is possible for
western Nevada valleys Sunday night into Monday morning. There
are moderate chances for up to an inch of snowfall around Reno-
Sparks, with up to 2-4" possible for areas in the Carson Valley
and for Virginia City.
* Winds...Wind gusts of 30-45 mph continue this evening with wind
prone areas up to 50 mph. Sierra ridges could gust as high as 90
mph. Be prepared for travel restrictions for high profile
vehicles along Highways 95, 395, as well as Interstate 580.
Turbulence and low level wind shear could impact flights in and
out of the region this weekend.

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

Areas Affected:
Carquinez Strait and Delta - Motherlode - Mountains Southwestern Shasta County to Western Colusa County - Northeast Foothills, Sacramento Valley - Northern San Joaquin Valley - Shasta Lake Area, Northern Shasta County - Southern Sacramento Valley
Effective: Sat, 4/4 12:04pm Updated: Sat, 4/4 7:40pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Sun, 4/5 5:00am Severity: Minor Certainty: Observed

 
Details:
...Chance of Thunderstorms on Sunday producing heavy rain, small
hail, urban and rural street flooding...
* Timing: Late tonight and early Sunday mainly south of Marysville
including the adjacent foothills, then Sunday afternoon into
early evening for the central valley and foothills.
* Impacts: Heavy rain and small hail expected with thunderstorms.
The stronger storms may lead to some urban and rural flooding
along with minor mud and rock slides in hilly terrain. Heavy
rain and hail will likely lead to poor visibilities and slippery
road conditions.
* Synopsis: A weather system from the Gulf of Alaska will drop
southward bringing unsettled weather with a chance of
thunderstorms. Some thunderstorms may occur as the cold front
moves through late tonight into early Sunday. The stronger
storms are expected Sunday afternoon. A weak tornado or two may
be possible.

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