The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning and a Winter Weather Advisory for the Sierra Nevada. 


TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT: The main event continues to be the winter storm moving in tonight through Thursday night. Another 1-3 feet of accumulating snow is possible above 7000 feet in the Sierra, with 6-12 inches elsewhere. This will create major travel delays throughout the Sierra. The biggest boom or bust potential are elevations in the 5000-6500 feet elevation range where 4-8 inches remains possible. In northeast California, elevations above 6000 feet could pick up 4-14 inches, with travel impacts possible for the higher passes along CA-36, CA-49, CA-299.

SATURDAY: Another colder storm follows for Saturday with an additional 6-12 inches of snow expected throughout the the Sierra, northeast California, and northwest Nevada from 5500-8500 feet and up to 18 inches above 8500 feet. Saturday morning will be the best chance to receive accumulating snow in the lower valleys of western Nevada including Reno, Carson City, and Minden. Current estimates are generally from a dusting up to 3 inches and would likely create slick driving conditions, especially for the higher portions of our metro areas.” – NOAA

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