Areas affected: West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada; Western Plumas County, Lassen Park
Instructions: Monitor the latest forecasts for updates on this situation.
Message summary: ...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE SATURDAY
AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING... * WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 15
inches above 4000 feet with 18 to 36 inches above 6000 feet.
Winds could gust as high as 55 mph. * WHERE...Western Plumas County/Lassen Park and West Slope
Northern Sierra Nevada, including Interstate 80 over Donner
Pass, Highway 50 over Echo Summit and Highway 88 over Carson
Pass. * WHEN...From late Saturday afternoon through Sunday evening. * IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult to impossible. Strong
winds could cause tree damage. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Snow levels initially start out at 5500 to
6500 feet late Saturday afternoon and lower to 3500 to 4500
feet on Sunday. ...view the complete message
Instructions: Check lake conditions before heading out and be prepared for a
sudden increase in winds and wave heights. Consider postponing
boating activities on the lake until a day with less wind.
Message summary: ...LAKE WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM PST THIS
EVENING FOR LAKE TAHOE... * WHAT...Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.
Waves 2 to 3 feet. * WHERE...Greater Lake Tahoe Area. * WHEN...Until 7 PM PST this evening. * IMPACTS...Small boats, kayaks and paddle boards will be prone
to capsizing and should remain off lake waters until
conditions improve. ...view the complete message
Instructions: Now is the time to prepare an emergency kit for your home and
car. If traveling consider alternate plans, remember to carry
tire chains, extra food, water and clothing. Once the storm
arrives, travel may be difficult or impossible for an extended
period of time.
Download Caltran`s Quickmap application on your smart phone to
get the latest roadway conditions in California.
Message summary: ...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH
SUNDAY EVENING... * WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 16
inches, except 15 to 28 inches above 7000 feet possible. Ridges
gusting 70 to 100 mph out of the southwest. Gusts to 40 mph
with waves of 2 to 4 feet on Lake Tahoe. * WHERE...Greater Lake Tahoe Area. * WHEN...From Saturday evening through Sunday evening. * IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult to impossible. Strong
winds could cause tree damage and power outages. A combination
of winds and waves may capsize small vessels on Lake Tahoe. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...There is a 10-15% chance of thunder mid-day
Sunday, primarily along the Sierra crest. ...view the complete message