Parts of California are in for one hell of a storm this week.
A ‘Blizzard Warning‘ has been issued for the Greater Lake Tahoe, CA area from Tuesday night until Friday morning this week.
That entails almost four straight days of dangerous whiteout conditions for virtually all of the area’s roadways and ski areas.
The National Weather Service issued a Blizzard Warning which reads:
..BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 4 AM PST FRIDAY... * CHANGES...None. * WHAT...Blizzard conditions expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 feet, except 3 to 6 feet above 7000 feet. Winds gusting as high as 50 mph in the lower elevations with over 100 mph at times over ridges with whiteout conditions. * WHERE...Greater Lake Tahoe Area. * WHEN...From 10 PM this evening to 4 AM PST Friday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Rough conditions can be expected on Lake Tahoe through much of the week. Gusts 30-45 mph with wave heights of 2 to 5 feet. There may also be periods of thundersnow tonight into Wednesday morning. * IMPACTS...Travel could be near impossible or even paralyzed with near zero visibility through Friday morning. Very strong winds could cause tree damage and power outages. If you risk travel over the Sierra passes, you cloud be stuck in your car for several hours, if not a day or more. Cold wind chills as low as 20 below zero could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... This is a life threatening situation. Do not attempt to travel! Road crews and first responders may not be able to rescue you. Stay indoors until the snow and wind subside. Even a short walk could be deadly if you become disoriented.