A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for California from Saturday Afternoon – Sunday Afternoon. Heavy snow and high winds are expected to impact the area.
1-2 FEET of snow is forecasted above 7000ft, with snow falling even on the valley floors.
Snow levels associated with this storm will initially be 5000ft, but they will fall to valley floors by Saturday Night.
California: 1-2 FEET Above 7000ft
* Snow Accumulations: 1 to 2 feet above 7000 feet with 10 to 18 inches elsewhere including Truckee and the communities around Lake Tahoe. - NOAA Reno, NV
Winter Storm Watch For California:
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Reno NV 233 AM PST Thu Mar 2 2017 Greater Lake Tahoe Area- Including the cities of South Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Stateline, and Incline Village 233 AM PST Thu Mar 2 2017 ...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON... The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a Winter Storm Watch, which is in effect from Saturday afternoon through Sunday afternoon. * Timing: Snow will develop late Saturday afternoon with a period of heavy snow likely Saturday night into Sunday morning. Snow showers to continue through the day Sunday. * Snow Accumulations: 1 to 2 feet above 7000 feet with 10 to 18 inches elsewhere including Truckee and the communities around Lake Tahoe. * Winds: Southwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 50 mph. * Lake Tahoe Wave Heights: 2 to 4 feet with the highest waves from midlake to northeastern shores. * Impacts: Snow and gusty winds are likely to produce significant reductions to visibility and difficult travel, especially across Sierra passes, in addition to possible chain controls. Small boats, kayaks and paddle boards will be prone to capsizing and should remain off lake waters until conditions improve.