Greater Lake Tahoe Area Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Winter Storm Warning
Issued: 3:25 PM PDT Mar. 25, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Winter Storm Warning in effect from 11 PM Tuesday to 11 PM PDT
Wednesday above 7000 feet...

* changes... upgraded watch to warning.

* What... heavy snow above 7000 feet expected. For Tuesday night
through Wednesday evening, total snow accumulations 1 to 2 feet
above 7000 feet, with highest totals near the Sierra crest.
Below 7000 feet, up to 4 inches, except 5 to 10 inches mainly
west of Highway 89 from Tahoe to Alpine County, and west of
Highway 395 in Mono County. Winds gusting as high as 50 mph,
with Sierra ridge gusts up to 100 mph.

* Where... greater Lake Tahoe area and Mono County.

* When... from 11 PM Tuesday to 11 PM PDT Wednesday.

* Additional details... travel could be very difficult. Hazardous
conditions likely impacting the Wednesday morning and evening
commutes. Gusty winds could bring down tree branches.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Avoid travel if possible Wednesday, you could be stuck in your
vehicle for many hours. If you must travel, prepare for long
delays and carry an emergency kit with extra food, water and
clothing. If you stay home, have a backup plan in case of power
outages.

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Lake Wind Advisory
Issued: 7:45 PM PDT Mar. 25, 2019 – National Weather Service

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

The lake Wind Advisory for Lake Tahoe is now in effect until
11 PM PDT this evening.

* Changes: none.

* Winds: south to southwest 15 to 20 mph with gusts 30 to 40 mph
through late this evening.

* Wave heights: 2 to 3 feet with highest waves on the north half
of Lake Tahoe.

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

* As a heads up, strong gusty winds will return Tuesday and
Wednesday as winter storms move into the region.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Check lake conditions before heading out and be prepared for a
sudden increase in winds and wave heights. Consider postponing
boating activities on the lake until a day with less wind.



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Special Statement
Issued: 3:15 PM PDT Mar. 25, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Spring storms to bring wind and snow impacts this week...

A series of weak-moderate Spring storms will bring weather impacts
to the Sierra and western Nevada at times through Thursday.

* If wind is your worry: gusty winds will continue through this
evening, with another round of stronger winds likely for
Wednesday. Travel impacts on wind prone roads such as Highway
395/I-580 along with increased turbulence can be expected. This
does not appear to be a major damaging wind scenario. Tuesday
will be breezy too, but overall wind speeds won't be as strong.

* If snow is scary: the strongest storm is expected to impact the
region late Tuesday night through Wednesday. Heavy wet snow will
affect travel in the Sierra, especially at pass elevations, with
less certain impacts into mountain communities and western
Nevada foothills between 5500 and 7000 feet. The Wednesday
morning and evening commutes could be problematic in the
mountains. Lighter snow may affect travel in the Sierra and
northeast California late tonight into Tuesday morning, but
travel impact risks are lower. Scattered snow and pellet showers
are forecast Thursday region-wide but impacts will be localized
and short lived.

* If flooding is your fear: Wednesday is Worth watching but not
overly concerning. A period of spillover rains will impact
western Nevada valleys and cities Wednesday, leading to some
rises on creeks plus minor and temporary flooding of poor
drainage areas. Rain could lead to a slow commute Wednesday
morning.


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315 PM PDT Mon Mar 25 2019

... Spring storms to bring wind and snow impacts this week...

A series of weak-moderate Spring storms will bring weather impacts
to the Sierra and western Nevada at times through Thursday.

* If wind is your worry: gusty winds will continue through this
evening, with another round of stronger winds likely for
Wednesday. Travel impacts on wind prone roads such as Highway
395/I-580 along with increased turbulence can be expected. This
does not appear to be a major damaging wind scenario. Tuesday
will be breezy too, but overall wind speeds won't be as strong.

* If snow is scary: the strongest storm is expected to impact the
region late Tuesday night through Wednesday. Heavy wet snow will
affect travel in the Sierra, especially at pass elevations, with
less certain impacts into mountain communities and western
Nevada foothills between 5500 and 7000 feet. The Wednesday
morning and evening commutes could be problematic in the
mountains. Lighter snow may affect travel in the Sierra and
northeast California late tonight into Tuesday morning, but
travel impact risks are lower. Scattered snow and pellet showers
are forecast Thursday region-wide but impacts will be localized
and short lived.

* If flooding is your fear: Wednesday is Worth watching but not
overly concerning. A period of spillover rains will impact
western Nevada valleys and cities Wednesday, leading to some
rises on creeks plus minor and temporary flooding of poor
drainage areas. Rain could lead to a slow commute Wednesday
morning.


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