video from Squaw today
Lake Tahoe, CA/NV is still under a Winter Storm Warning.
NOAA is calling for 22-32″ of snow this afternoon and tonight.
NOAA is calling for snowfall rates as high 2″ of snow per hour tonight.
Snowfall rates of 2 inches per hour likely with near zero visibilities at times. - NOAA, Reno NV
Interstate 80 is currently (3pm 1/6/19) closed in both directions due to “whiteout conditions.”
I-80 [IN THE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AREA & SIERRA NEVADA] IS CLOSED FROM COLFAX (PLACER CO) TO THE NEVADA STATE LINE - DUE TO WHITE OUT CONDITIONS - MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE - CAL TRANS at 3pm 1/6/19
Squaw Valley is reporting 19″ of snow in the past 24 hours and our friends are reporting free refills all day on KT-22.
Mammoth is reporting 14-24″ of snow in the past 24 hours.
Sierra at Tahoe is reporting 13″ of snow in the past 24 hours.
Kirkwood is reporting 11″ of snow in the past 24 hours.
video from Squaw today
Winter Storm Warning for Lake Tahoe
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Reno NV 758 AM PST Sun Jan 6 2019 Lassen-Eastern Plumas-Eastern Sierra Counties- Greater Lake Tahoe Area- Including the cities of Portola, Susanville, South Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Stateline, and Incline Village ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST MONDAY... * CHANGES...None. * WHAT...Snow showers this morning. Moderate to heavy snow moving back in starting late morning. High winds will bring blizzard conditions with near zero visibility for the higher elevations around Tahoe. * WHERE...Greater Lake Tahoe Area and Lassen-Eastern Plumas- Eastern Sierra Counties. * WHEN...Through 4 AM PST Monday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel will be very difficult over Sierra passes including Donner I-80, Echo US-50, Yuba CA-49, and Fredonyer CA-36. Plan double or more the typical travel times. Strong winds could cause low visibilities and power interruptions at times. Snowfall rates of 2 inches per hour likely with near zero visibilities at times. If you must travel, this morning is probably the best or wait until daytime Monday. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Avoid travel over the Sierra this afternoon and evening if possible, you could be stuck in your vehicle for many hours. If you must travel, prepare for long delays and carry an emergency kit with extra food, water and clothing. If you stay home, have a backup plan in case of power outages.