Weather Alerts for Greater Lake Tahoe Area (CA)

Issued by the National Weather Service

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

Areas Affected:
Greater Lake Tahoe Area
Effective: Fri, 12/14 10:00am Updated: Fri, 12/14 7:10am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Fri, 12/14 8:00pm Severity: Minor Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 8 PM PST FRIDAY...
The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a Wind Advisory,
which is in effect from 10 AM to 8 PM PST Friday. The High Wind
Watch is no longer in effect.
* Timing: Friday morning through Friday evening.
* Winds: Widespread south winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 50 mph.
Gusts to 65 mph in wind prone areas. Sierra ridges will likely
see gusts over 100 mph.
* Impacts: Winds will cause travel impacts for high profile
vehicles in addition to turbulence, wind shear and mountain
wave activity for aviation. Winds may be strong enough to
cause damage and blow high profile vehicles over, especially
along the Highway 395 and I-580 corridor. In addition,
dangerous conditions are likely on Lake Tahoe and other area
lakes.

Information:
Now is the time to secure loose outdoor items such as patio
furniture, holiday decorations, and trash cans before winds
increase which could blow these items away. The best thing to do
is prepare ahead of time by making sure you have extra food and
water on hand, flashlights with spare batteries and/or candles in
the event of a power outage.

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

Areas Affected:
West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada
Effective: Fri, 12/14 10:00am Updated: Fri, 12/14 7:10am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Fri, 12/14 10:00pm Severity: Minor Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO
10 PM PST THIS EVENING ABOVE 7000 FEET...
* LOCATIONS... High mountain locations of the Northern and
Central Sierra Nevada including the highest elevations of I-80
and Highway 50.
* TIMING...This morning through this evening.
* WINDS...Southwest winds 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.
The strongest winds are expected through favorably oriented
canyons and over ridges.
* IMPACTS...Blowing debris and downed tree branches possible.
Hazardous driving conditions for small cars and high profile
vehicles.
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Information:
A Wind Advisory means that winds of 35 mph are expected. Winds
this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high
profile vehicles. Use extra caution.

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

Areas Affected:
West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada - Western Plumas County, Lassen Park
Effective: Fri, 12/14 3:24am Updated: Fri, 12/14 7:10am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Fri, 12/14 5:15pm Severity: Minor Certainty: Observed

 
Details:
...Winter storm headed for northern California late Sunday into
Monday...
A weak weather system will be making its way through northern
California today and tonight. Precipitation amounts are expected
to be light so snow impacts over the Sierra should be minimal.
Slippery conditions will be likely, however, this evening and
tonight as well as visibility reductions due to blowing snow.
A bigger Pacific storm is forecast to move through Northern
California late Sunday into Monday. This storm is expected to drop
enough snowfall on the Sierra Cascade passes to create significant
travel impacts. Snowfall amounts of 8-12 inches are expected over
the major Sierra passes between late Sunday evening and Monday
evening. The highest locations could see over 2 feet of snow
during this time period. Snow levels are expected to vary from
5500 to 6500 feet so the passes on interstate 80 and highway 50
going to or from the Tahoe area are likely to be impacted.
The heaviest snowfall is expected late Sunday night and early
Monday but snow is likely to begin earlier and the forecast timing
could change.
Be sure and check the latest weather and road reports if planning
travel into the Sierra late this weekend and early next week.
Be prepared with winter like conditions. Carry tire chains and
supplies and expect delays.

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