Tahoe Under Winter Storm Warning & Avalanche Warning | 4 More FEET By Tomorrow

Tahoe Under Winter Storm Warning & Avalanche Warning | 4 More FEET By Tomorrow

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Tahoe Under Winter Storm Warning & Avalanche Warning | 4 More FEET By Tomorrow

The Tahoe Region is under a winter storm warning until 4 am Monday. NOAA Snow forecasts area calling for over 4 feet of additional snowfall west of highway 89.

screen-shot-2017-01-22-at-2-12-34-pm…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST MONDAY…

* TIMING: MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW WILL CONTINUE INTO EARLY MONDAY MORNING.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: WEST OF HIGHWAY 89…3 TO 4 FEET WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS. EAST OF HIGHWAY 89…2 TO 3 FEET WITH HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE NEAR MOUNT ROSE.

* WINDS: SIERRA RIDGE GUSTS UP TO 140 MPH. GUSTS 30 TO 45 MPH POSSIBLE IN THE LOWER ELEVATIONS. WINDS MAY DAMAGE TREES AND POWER LINES.

* IMPACTS: DANGEROUS CONDITIONS FOR OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES AND TRAVEL WITH PERIODS OF WHITEOUT CONDITIONS THROUGH MONDAY MORNING. AVALANCHE DANGER WILL INCREASE. CONSIDER NOT TRAVELING
TODAY OR TONIGHT IN THE SIERRA. STAY HOME…STAY SAFE.

screen-shot-2017-01-22-at-2-19-28-pmAvalanche Warning

THE FOREST SERVICE SIERRA AVALANCHE CENTER HAS ISSUED A BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE WARNING.

* TIMING…IN EFFECT THROUGH AT LEAST MONDAY MORNING.

* AFFECTED AREA…FOR THE SIERRA NEVADA MOUNTAINS OF CALIFORNIA AND NEVADA, FROM YUBA PASS TO EBBETTS PASS, INCLUDING THE LAKE TAHOE BASIN.

* AVALANCHE DANGER…HIGH.

* REASON/IMPACTS…HIGH AVALANCHE DANGER EXISTS AT ALL ELEVATIONS. DUE TO HEAVY SNOW, INTENSE SNOWFALL RATES, AND GALE FORCE WINDS, HUMAN TRIGGERED WIND SLAB AVALANCHES AND STORM SLAB AVALANCHES WILL BE VERY LIKELY. SOME AVALANCHES COULD BE LARGE, DEEP, AND DESTRUCTIVE. TRAVEL IN OR NEAR AVALANCHE TERRAIN OR IN THE RUNOUT ZONES OF AVALANCHE PATHS IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

AVALANCHES MAY RUN LONG DISTANCES, INTO FLAT AREAS, AND CAN RUN INTO MATURE FORESTS.

TRAVEL IN AVALANCHE TERRAIN IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

CONSULT 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.

 

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