Greater Lake Tahoe Area
Winter Storm Warning
Statement as of 4:56 PM PST on December 06, 2013
... Winter Storm Warning now in effect until 10 am PST Saturday...
The Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow is now in effect until
10 am PST Saturday.
* Timing: snow will increase across the Tahoe basin this evening
with periods of heavy snow through early Saturday morning.
* Snow accumulations: 1 to 2 feet above 7000 feet and down to
lake level along the western shore. At Truckee... South Lake
and the Eastern Shore... 6 to 12 inches of snow.
* Winds: gusts of 30 mph or more in the lower elevations and
gusts over 80 mph over ridges may produce considerable
blowing snow... large drifts and whiteout conditions.
* Impacts: driving conditions will be hazardous due to snow
covered roads and low visibility with travel restrictions
likely throughout the greater Lake Tahoe area. There will be
widespread travel impacts on Interstate 80 due to snow
levels dropping to around 1000 feet with significant delays
likely. Temperatures below 20 degrees and gusty winds will
lead to single digit to below zero wind chill values.
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.
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