Winter Storm Warning For California | 5-10 FEET Of Snow By Tuesday

Winter Storm Warning For California | 5-10 FEET Of Snow By Tuesday

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Winter Storm Warning For California | 5-10 FEET Of Snow By Tuesday

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Cover image From Kirkwood Mountain Resort

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning and an Avalanche Warning for the Sierra Nevada that is in effect until 4:00pm Tuesday afternoon. Blizzard conditions are possible Sunday night into Tuesday morning.

The winter storm is forecasted to drop as much as 5-10 feet of snow above 7,000 feet by Tuesday. High winds and blizzard conditions could build snow drifts of over 10 feet.

Winter Storm Warning

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST
TUESDAY...

* CHANGES...None. Re-issuance for headline wording.

* WHAT...Heavy snow and gusty winds expected. Total snow
  accumulations of 2 to 6 feet at lake level, with 5 to 10 feet
  above 7000 feet expected. Snow drifts could be deeper than 10
  feet. Winds gusting as high as 50 mph Sunday afternoon into
  Monday with gusts to 100 mph over ridges. A period of blizzard
  conditions is possible Sunday night into Tuesday morning.

* WHERE...Greater Lake Tahoe Area.

* WHEN...From 4 PM this afternoon to 4 PM PST Tuesday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult to
  impossible. The hazardous conditions will impact commuting and
  ski resort travel. Strong winds could cause tree damage and
  near zero visibility.

Avalanche Warning

“In addition to the Winter Storm Watches/Warnings in our area, we also have Avalanche Watches/Warnings out:

An Avalanche Watch has been issued by the Sierra Avalanche Centerfor the Central Sierra Nevada including the Tahoe Basin from 7am Saturday through 7am Tuesday. For more details go to www.sierraavalanchecenter.org.

An Avalanche Warning has been issued by the Eastern Sierra Avalanche Center for the Sierra Nevada in Mono and Inyo counties including the eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountain range between Virginia Lakes on the north to Bishop Creek on the south from 7 AM PST Saturday to 7 AM PST Tuesday. For more details go to www.esavalanche.org

– US National Weather Service Reno Nevada

Forecast for the Top of KT-22

Today: Snow. High near 35. Breezy, with a southwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches possible.
Tonight: Snow. Low around 26. Breezy, with a southwest wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 16 to 22 inches possible.
Monday: Snow. High near 31. Breezy, with a southwest wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 15 to 21 inches possible.
Monday Night: Snow. Low around 16. Southwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 9 to 13 inches possible.
Tuesday: Snow. High near 25. Southwest wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.
Tuesday Night: A 30 percent chance of snow showers, mainly before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 10. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

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