NOAA: Tahoe Under Winter Storm Warning | Up To 12" Expected On Higher Peaks

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NOAA: Tahoe Under Winter Storm Warning | Up To 12" Expected On Higher Peaks

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NOAA: Tahoe Under Winter Storm Warning | Up To 12" Expected On Higher Peaks

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A powerful winter storm is moving through Tahoe with up to 12″ expected on the higher peaks surrounding Lake Tahoe.

Related: Powder Alert The Sierra (6-12″) and Whistler (2-3 Feet)

Tomorrow, we’re expecting to see some content but would also warn all those heading out to make turns to check the snowpack and evaluate the terrain carefully before skiing in avalanche terrain.

Let It Snow!

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NOAA Winter Storm Warning

…HEAVY MOUNTAIN SNOW AND STRONG GUSTY WINDS CONTINUE OVER HIGHER TERRAIN…

HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS WILL CONTINUE INTO THE EVENING HOURS ACROSS THE LASSEN PARK AREA AND HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF EASTERN SHASTA AND WESTERN PLUMAS MOUNTAINS ALONG WITH THE NORTHERN SIERRA NEVADA. MOTORISTS TRAVELING THROUGH THESE AREAS INTO TONIGHT
SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR HAZARDOUS WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS OVER PASSES. CARRY CHAINS AND EXPECT TRAVEL DELAYS. SNOW IS EXPECTED TO DECREASE LATE TONIGHT INTO MONDAY MORNING.

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT THIS EVENING…

* MAIN IMPACTS: SLICK ROADS AND REDUCED VISIBILITY DUE TO HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WIND. TRAVEL DELAYS AND CHAIN CONTROLS.

* OTHER IMPACTS…WINDS GUSTING TO 60 MPH THROUGH PASSES AND OVER HIGHER TERRAIN REDUCING VISIBILITY SIGNIFICANTLY AND CAUSING DANGEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS.

* TIMING…HEAVIEST THIS AFTERNOON INTO EVENING.

* LOCATIONS…TRANS SIERRA NEVADA PASSES INCLUDING INTERSTATE 80 AND HIGHWAY 50 ABOVE 6500 FEET.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…5 TO 10 INCHES POSSIBLE ABOVE 6500 FEET WITH UP TO A FOOT OR HIGHER ABOVE 7500 FEET.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

 

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