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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Forest Service Sierra Avalanche Center
Relayed by National Weather Service Reno NV
727 AM PDT Thu Mar 22 2018
Backcountry Avalanche Warning
The Sierra Avalanche Center in Truckee has issued a Backcountry
Avalanche Warning for the following areas:
Greater Lake Tahoe
* Timing...In effect from Thu 07:00 PDT to Fri 07:00 PDT.
* 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...A complex mix of heavy snow and rain, strong
winds, and intense precipitation rates has created unstable
avalanche conditions. Expect widespread avalanches both above
and below treeline.
* Precautionary / Preparedness actions...Very dangerous avalanche
conditions exist. Travel in, near, or below 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.
$$Winter Storm Watch
West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada-
859 PM PDT Thu Mar 22 2018
...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT ABOVE 3000 FEET...
...WINTER STORM WARNING IS CANCELLED...
* WHAT...Heavy snow. Plan on difficult travel conditions. Total
snow accumulations of 1 to 3 feet, localized amounts up to 4
* WHERE...West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada including Interstate
80 and Highway 50.
* WHEN...Winter Storm Watch, from Friday afternoon through late
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for significant reductions in
visibility at times. Significant reductions in visibility are
A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant
snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue
to monitor the latest forecasts.
$$Winter Weather Advisory
Greater Lake Tahoe Area-
Including the cities of South Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Stateline,
and Incline Village
1022 PM PDT Thu Mar 22 2018
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM FRIDAY TO
5 AM PDT SUNDAY...
* WHAT...Total snow accumulations of 8 to 12 inches, with
localized amounts up to 18 inches, are expected.
* WHERE...Greater Lake Tahoe Area.
* WHEN...For the Winter Weather Advisory, from 11 PM Friday to 5
AM PDT Sunday.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on difficult travel conditions
especially outside of daylight hours. Be prepared for
significant reductions in visibility at times.
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. The latest road
conditions can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.