Active Weather Alerts
Special Weather Statement
Issued: 10:32 PM Jan. 20, 2020 – National Weather Service
...Gusty Winds from the Sierra to Western Nevada Tuesday, with Light Snowfall on Sierra Passes... A weak storm system will bring gusty winds across the eastern Sierra into western Nevada on Tuesday. Wind gusts of 35 to 40 mph are expected across the Tahoe Basin and along the US-395 and I-580 corridor from eastern Lassen County southward to northern Mono County. A short period of stronger wind gusts between 50 and 60 mph are possible along the I-580/US-395 corridor between south Reno and Washoe Valley Tuesday afternoon. For the Sierra ridges, gusts to 80 mph are expected. These winds may produce travel restrictions for high profile vehicles, along with rough lake conditions and areas of turbulence for aviation. In addition, light snowfall could produce travel impacts for higher elevation roads and passes above 5000 feet in northeast California Tuesday morning, then spreading south to the main Sierra passes west of Lake Tahoe Tuesday afternoon and evening. Snowfall totals of 2 to 5 inches are possible for Donner Summit, Echo Pass, Fredonyer Summit, CA-44 west of Susanville, and Cedar Pass. Lighter snowfall up to 2 inches is possible for the Lake Tahoe basin, Mt. Rose Summit, the Surprise Valley, and near the Sierra crest in Alpine and Mono counties. Across western Nevada, most areas will be shadowed out of rain and snow, except far northern Washoe County near the Oregon border where a period of rain or a rain and snow mix is likely Tuesday afternoon and evening.
Lake Wind Advisory
Issued: 10:23 PM Jan. 20, 2020 – National Weather Service
...LAKE WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM TO 10 PM PST TUESDAY FOR LAKE TAHOE... * WHAT...Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph expected. Waves 2 to 4 feet. * WHERE...Lake Tahoe. Highest waves from mid lake to northeast shores. * WHEN...From 4 AM to 10 PM PST Tuesday. * IMPACTS...Small boats, kayaks and paddle boards will be prone to capsizing and should remain off lake waters until conditions improve. 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. &&