NOAA California: “Life Threatening Conditions, Blizzard Warning, 2-4″ of Snow Per Hour, Avalanche Watch, 125mph Winds”

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“A Blizzard Warning has been issued for the Sierra from the Tahoe Basin through Mono County starting Thursday morning and continuing through Friday morning. ” – NOAA, today

Tahoe is about get buried in snow.

NOAA Says:

  • Blizzard Warning for Mammoth & Central Sierra.
  • 2-4″ of snow per hour on Thursday
  • Life Threatening conditions over High Sierra
  • Avalanche Watch
  • 125mph ridgetop winds
“A look at liquid precipitation totals for the incoming storm. 0.5-3″ expected across the valley. Main impact will be slick roads for commutes and ponding of water in areas of poor drainage.” – NOAA, today

We’ll let NOAA tell you about it:

Main change to the forecast today was to issue a Blizzard Warning
for Mono County and the central Sierra. Strong winds Thursday
through Thursday night are expected to combine with snowfall
rates of 2-4 inches per hour. This will create dangerous,
potentially life threatening conditions over the high Sierra.
Extended travel delays are highly likely and road closures are
possible. In addition, the Sierra Avalanche Center has issued an
Avalanche Watch for Thursday morning through Saturday morning for
increasing avalanche danger.

Bottom line - I`ve lived in the Sierra for many years and I
wouldn`t try to travel over Donner Summit or drive on highway 395
through Mono County during the heart of this storm.

- NOAA Reno, NV today
“With heavy snow and strong winds in the forecast, the Sierra Avalanche Center has issued an Avalanche Watch for the back-country. Please take some time to visit their website for specific information, especially if you have plans outdoors in the Sierra for the next few days.” – NOAA, today

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