The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning and a Winter Weather Advisory in California. They’re in effect from this afternoon – Thursday. High winds and heavy snow are forecasted to impact the area throughout that time.
- 1-2+ FEET of Snow Above 7,000ft Today – Thursday
“A Winter Storm Warning will continue through early Friday morning. Travel will be hazardous while the warning is effect and is highly discouraged.”
– NOAA Sacramento, CA
Snow levels are forecasted to hover between 5,000ft and 6,000ft throughout the storm, but the heaviest accumulations will occur above 7,000ft.
The 6-10 day outlook is calling for above average precipitation and below average temperatures in California.
Additional Storm Info:
California: 1-2+ FEET of Snow Today – Thursday
* Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 12 inches, except 1 to 2 feet above 7000 feet expected with locally higher amounts at the Sierra crest. At Lake Tahoe level, 3 to 6 inches is expected. Winds gusting as high as 60 mph over the higher terrain of the Sierra. - NOAA Reno, NV
Winter Storm Warning:
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Reno NV 1255 PM PST Tue Nov 27 2018 Greater Lake Tahoe Area- Including the cities of South Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Stateline, and Incline Village ...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM WEDNESDAY TO 4 AM PST FRIDAY... * CHANGES...Increased confidence with the watch being upgraded to a warning. * WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 12 inches, except 1 to 2 feet above 7000 feet expected with locally higher amounts at the Sierra crest. At Lake Tahoe level, 3 to 6 inches is expected. Winds gusting as high as 60 mph over the higher terrain of the Sierra. * WHERE...Greater Lake Tahoe Area. * WHEN...From 10 PM Wednesday to 4 AM PST Friday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult to impossible with long delays possible across Sierra passes including Interstate 80 and US-50. Heavy wet snow could cause tree branches to break.