Greater Lake Tahoe Area Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Lake Wind Advisory
Statement as of 3:06 AM PDT on October 25, 2014

...Lake Wind Advisory remains in effect until 11 PM PDT this evening for Lake Tahoe...

A lake Wind Advisory for Lake Tahoe remains in effect until 11 PM PDT this evening.

* Winds: south to southwest 15 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.

* Wave heights: 2 to 4 feet. Highest waves from mid lake to north and east shores.

* Small boats will be prone to capsizing and should remain off lake waters until conditions improve.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Check our website at weather.Gov/Reno or listen to NOAA Weather Radio for updates on this situation.


Fire Weather Warning
Statement as of 2:57 PM PDT on October 24, 2014

...Red flag warning remains in effect from 8 am to 3 PM PDT Saturday for strong winds and low humidity for the western Nevada Sierra front...

* affected zone 450 western Nevada Sierra front.

* Winds...southwest 20 to 35 mph with gusts to 55 mph. Wind prone areas along the Sierra front may gust up to 65 mph.

* Humidity...13 to 22 percent.

* Impacts...the combination of gusty winds and low humidity will create critical fire weather conditions.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A red flag warning means weather conditions can cause fires to grow rapidly in size and intensity before first responders can contain them. Avoid doing outdoor activities that can create a spark near dry vegetation...such as yard shooting... or campfires. Continue to check weather.Gov/Reno for updates and preparedness tips.