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Current El Dorado County Wx Alerts




Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for El Dorado (CAC017) California Issued by the National Weather Service
 
Winter Storm Watch Winter Storm Watch - El Dorado (California)

 Updated:Fri 03-Feb-23 03:30am PST
 Effective:Sat 04-Feb-23 04:00pm PST
 Expires:Sun 05-Feb-23 10:00pm PST
Severity:Moderate
Urgency:Future
Certainty:Possible
Status:Actual
Type:Alert
Category:Met

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.
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Lake Wind Advisory Lake Wind Advisory - El Dorado (California)

 Updated:Fri 03-Feb-23 03:03am PST
 Effective:Fri 03-Feb-23 03:03am PST
 Expires:Fri 03-Feb-23 07:00pm PST
Severity:Minor
Urgency:Expected
Certainty:Likely
Status:Actual
Type:Alert
Category:Met

Areas affected: Greater Lake Tahoe Area
 
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.
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Winter Storm Watch Winter Storm Watch - El Dorado (California)

 Updated:Thu 02-Feb-23 01:17pm PST
 Effective:Sat 04-Feb-23 07:00pm PST
 Expires:Sun 05-Feb-23 10:00pm PST
Severity:Moderate
Urgency:Future
Certainty:Possible
Status:Actual
Type:Alert
Category:Met

Areas affected: Greater Lake Tahoe Area
 
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.
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