Weather Alerts for Greater Lake Tahoe Area (CA)

Issued by the National Weather Service

Winter Storm Watch  WINTER STORM WATCH   Winter Storm Watch
GREATER LAKE TAHOE AREA (CA)

Areas Affected:
West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada
Effective: Mon, 2/25 6:00am Updated: Fri, 2/22 7:00pm Urgency: Future
Expires: Wed, 2/27 12:00pm Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Possible

 
Details:
...Hazardous Winter Travel Beginning this Weekend and into Next
Week...
.A series of winter storms will bring mountain snow, gusty winds
and hazardous mountain travel to northern California beginning
this weekend and lasting into next week. Snow will primarily occur
over the Shasta County mountains and portions of the coastal
range this weekend before spreading into the Sierra Sunday and
Monday. Snow levels will start out relatively low this weekend,
but will be rising early next week.
...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY MORNING ABOVE 5000 FEET...
* WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Travel will be very difficult to
impossible. Total snow accumulations 5 to 12 inches around 5000
feet, 2 to 4 feet at the summits, and up to 5 feet higher
elevations.
* WHERE...West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada.
* WHEN...From Monday morning through Wednesday morning.
* SNOW LEVELS...near 4500 Monday morning, rising above 6000 feet
Wednesday.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Significant reductions in visibility are
possible.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant
snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue
to monitor the latest forecasts.

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