...Winter Storm Warning in effect from 5 PM Friday to 11 am PDT Saturday...
The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow...which is in effect from 5 PM Friday to 11 am PDT Saturday. The Winter Storm Watch is no longer in effect.
* Timing: an early season winter storm will produce moderate to heavy snow Friday night and early Saturday morning.
* Snow accumulations: 8 to 18 inches above 7000 feet with highest totals along and west of Highway 395. Up to 6 inches are possible below 7000 feet.
* Winds: southwest 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Gusts to 40 mph are possible in wind prone locations along Highway 395. Gusts 40 to 60 mph will impact the Sierra ridges.
* Snow levels: 8000 to 9000 feet on Friday lowering to 6000 feet by early Saturday morning.
* Impacts: slick and snow covered roads with whiteout conditions across Mono County. This includes highways 203 and 395. Snow may lead to the winter closure of Sonora and Tioga passes.
Conditions can deteriorate rapidly during winter storms...slow down and allow extra time when traveling. Carry tire chains... food...water...blankets and a flashlight in your car in case of an emergency. Check our website at weather.Gov/Reno or listen to NOAA Weather Radio for updates on this situation.