NOAA: Up to 16" of Snow and 100mph Winds For The Sierra On Wednesday

NOAA: Up to 16" of Snow and 100mph Winds For The Sierra On Wednesday

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NOAA: Up to 16" of Snow and 100mph Winds For The Sierra On Wednesday

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Photo Credit: NOAA | Cover Photo: Maria Ly via Flickr Creative Commons

It was a snowy December in the western US and it looks as though the snow is returning just in time for a little New Year’s refresh.

As far as Tahoe is concerned, things are looking pretty good. The Sierra should reap the biggest benefits with the west side of Lake Tahoe receiving significant snowfall. Look out for North Lake Tahoe resorts to have a seriously deep and seriously underrated powder day on deck this Wednesday as gale force southerly winds are predicted to hit the area and possibly move a ton of snow onto northern aspects.

Also Read: Powder Alert For Sierra, Central Arizona, Southern Rockies

So far the forecast looks promising and some areas could expect up to 16″ in some areas!

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NOAA Winter Weather Advisory

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON

…WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT

* TIMING: SNOW THIS MORNING WILL BECOME HEAVY WITH THE HEAVIEST SNOW ANTICIPATED BETWEEN 4 AM AND 4 PM.

* WINDS: SOUTH WINDS GUSTING TO 25 MPH IN THE VALLEYS…WITH MUCH STRONGER GUSTS OF 80 TO 100 MPH ON THE RIDGES.

* IMPACTS: SIERRA PASSES WILL BE IMPACTED BY HEAVY SNOWS AND CHAIN CONTROLS ARE ALMOST CERTAIN. BACKCOUNTRY AREAS… ESPECIALLY THOSE ABOVE 10000 FEET…WILL SEE BLIZZARD CONDITIONS DUE TO STRONG WINDS AND SNOW.

* WEDNESDAY: A SECOND STORM IS LIKELY TO BRING MORE SNOW WEDNESDAY…WITH THE HEAVIEST IN THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING. 4 TO 7 INCHES IN THE VALLEYS AND AT LAKE TAHOE LEVEL…8 TO 16 INCHES IN THE MOUNTAINS WITH THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS ALONG
THE SIERRA CREST WEST OF LAKE TAHOE. PLAN ON ADDITIONAL TRAVEL DELAYS AND CHAIN CONTROLS ALONG INTERSTATE 80… HIGHWAY 50…AND ALL TAHOE AREA HIGHWAYS WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

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