Greater Reno-Carson City-Minden Area Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Special Statement
Issued: 1:52 PM PDT Mar. 21, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Colder storm to impact travel Friday evening through Saturday
morning...

A colder Spring storm will begin to move into the Sierra and
northeastern California Friday, with the peak intensity expected
Friday evening through Saturday morning. Several inches of snow
are possible Friday night into Saturday morning in the Sierra. By
early Saturday morning, we could see a couple inches of snow in
western Nevada foothill locations, including Virginia City and The
Highlands. Additional showers will continue throughout the day on
Saturday, but warmer roads will limit chances for snow
accumulation.

Snow levels will fall to around 4500 feet in northeast California,
5000 feet in the Tahoe basin and along the I-80 corridor, and
5500 feet farther south into Mono and Mineral counties. Rain is
likely below these elevations, though amounts will be limited due
to the speed of the system.

Anyone with travel plans over the Sierra Friday evening through
Saturday morning should be prepared for longer drive times along
with likely chain controls. Driving conditions will improve
during the day Saturday, with travel expected to be good through
Sunday.



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152 PM PDT Thu Mar 21 2019

... Colder storm to impact travel Friday evening through Saturday
morning...

A colder Spring storm will begin to move into the Sierra and
northeastern California Friday, with the peak intensity expected
Friday evening through Saturday morning. Several inches of snow
are possible Friday night into Saturday morning in the Sierra. By
early Saturday morning, we could see a couple inches of snow in
western Nevada foothill locations, including Virginia City and The
Highlands. Additional showers will continue throughout the day on
Saturday, but warmer roads will limit chances for snow
accumulation.

Snow levels will fall to around 4500 feet in northeast California,
5000 feet in the Tahoe basin and along the I-80 corridor, and
5500 feet farther south into Mono and Mineral counties. Rain is
likely below these elevations, though amounts will be limited due
to the speed of the system.

Anyone with travel plans over the Sierra Friday evening through
Saturday morning should be prepared for longer drive times along
with likely chain controls. Driving conditions will improve
during the day Saturday, with travel expected to be good through
Sunday.