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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Forest Service Sierra Avalanche Center
Relayed by National Weather Service Reno NV
353 PM PDT Thu Mar 15 2018
The Sierra Avalanche Center in Truckee has issued a Backcountry
Avalanche Warning for the following areas: Greater Lake Tahoe
* Timing...In effect through 7 AM PDT Saturday.
* Affected Area...Central Sierra Nevada Mountains between Yuba
Pass (Highway 49) on the north and Ebbetts Pass (Highway 4) on
the south, including the Greater Lake Tahoe area. This warning
applies only to backcountry areas outside of established ski
area boundaries and highway corridors where avalanche mitigation
* Avalanche Danger...HIGH avalanche danger (4 out of 5) will exist
in the warning area.
* Reason/Impacts...Strong winds, significant snow accumulation,
and intense snowfall rates will create unstable avalanche
conditions. Expect widespread avalanches both above and below
* Precautionary / Preparedness Actions...Very dangerous avalanche
conditions exist. Travel in or near avalanche terrain is not
recommended. Natural avalanches are likely and human-triggered
avalanches are very likely. Large destructive avalanches may
occur and could run long distances.
Consult https://www.sierraavalanchecenter.org/ or
www.avalanche.org for more detailed information.
Similar avalanche danger may exist at locations outside the
coverage area of this or any avalanche center.
$$Winter Storm Warning
West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada-
947 PM PDT Fri Mar 16 2018
...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM PDT SATURDAY
ABOVE 3500 FEET...
* WHAT...Heavy snow occurring. Plan on difficult travel
conditions. Additional snow accumulations up to 4 inches with
amounts from 5 to 7 inches over higher elevations expected.
* WHERE...West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada.
* WHEN...Until 5 AM Saturday.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for significant reductions in
visibility at times.
A Winter Storm Warning for snow means there will be snow covered
roads and limited visibilities. Travel is not recommended while
the warning is in effect. If you must travel, keep an extra
flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an
emergency.The latest road conditions for the state you are
calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.