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129 PM PDT Thu Mar 23 2017
...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 7 PM PDT FRIDAY...
The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a Wind
Advisory, which is in effect from 9 AM to 7 PM PDT Friday.
* TIMING...Winds will increase Friday morning and continue through
* WINDS...South winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.
* IMPACTS...Local downed trees and limbs, blowing debris, and local
power outages possible.
A Wind Advisory means that winds of 35 mph are expected. Winds
this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high
profile vehicles. Use extra caution.
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$$Winter Storm Warning
West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada-
Including the city of Blue Canyon
205 PM PDT Thu Mar 23 2017
...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM FRIDAY TO 5 AM PDT
The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a Winter
Storm Warning for snow, which is in effect from 5 AM Friday to 5
AM PDT Saturday. The Winter Storm Watch is no longer in effect.
* TIMING...Snowfall begining late tonight and lasting through
* SNOW AMOUNTS...10 to 14 inches above 4500 feet with up to two
feet highest elevations.
* MAIN IMPACT...Heavy snow over the passes with chain controls
and travel delays likely.
* OTHER IMPACTS...Gusty winds up to 50 mph highest elevations
causing white-out conditions at times.
A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather
conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow
are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an
emergency. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and
water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.
$$Winter Weather Advisory
Greater Lake Tahoe Area-
Including the cities of South Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Stateline,
and Incline Village
258 PM PDT Thu Mar 23 2017
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM FRIDAY TO 4 AM PDT
The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a Winter Weather
Advisory for snow, which is in effect from 7 AM Friday to 4 AM
* Timing: Snow will spread into the Tahoe Basin early Friday
morning and continue through Friday night. The most intense
snowfall will occur in the afternoon and evening.
* Snow Accumulations: 10 to 18 inches above 7000 feet with up to 6
inches elsewhere. Heaviest snow along and west of Highway 89.
* Snow Levels: Near lake level Friday morning then rising to 6500
feet during the day. Snow levels then fall back to lake level
* Winds: Southwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 40 mph.
* Lake Tahoe Wave Heights: 1 to 4 feet with highest waves from mid
lake to the north and east shores.
* Impacts: Snow and gust winds will impact Sierra passes Friday.
Snow will then begin to impact roads at lower elevations late
Friday and Friday night. Lake waters will be rough and choppy.
Even light snowfall causes major travel delays, especially during
periods of high traffic volume. Be sure to allow extra time to
reach your destination. Leave extra space between vehicles since
it takes longer to stop on slick roadways.