Active Weather Alerts
Lake Wind Advisory
Issued: 7:23 PM Oct. 19, 2021 – National Weather Service
...LAKE WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO 11 AM PDT WEDNESDAY FOR LAKE TAHOE... * WHAT...South winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph expected. Waves 2 to 4 feet. * WHERE...Lake Tahoe. * WHEN...From 11 PM this evening to 11 AM PDT Wednesday. * 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. &&
Special Weather Statement
Issued: 10:03 AM Oct. 20, 2021 – National Weather Service
...Active Weather Pattern Continues... Several weather systems will impact the eastern Sierra and western Nevada through the end of the week and into early next week. Today's system is departing, but there will be a few lingering showers along the western slopes of the Sierra and into northeastern California. Be prepared for travel restrictions due to gusty winds and some delays in driving over the high Sierra passes through midday. * Winds...Gusts of 30 to 45 mph are possible through late Wednesday morning. The strongest winds should occur early Wednesday morning with bumpy flights in and out of the region. * Rain and Snow...Expect some light rain and snow in the northern Sierra Sierra through Wednesday morning. Snow accumulations are expected to be less than an inch or two but even wet roads will slow travel over the passes. Little to no rain and snow will affect western Nevada and the eastern Sierra. * More Storms In the Queue...After a fairly modest system Friday, a potentially much stronger system is forecast for Sunday and Monday. Warm, moist air mass will keep snow levels around 7000 to 8000 feet with this storm during the heaviest precipitation. Strong winds, heavy snowfall in the high Sierra, and periods of heavy rainfall are possible. * Sunday - Monday Storm: Increasing confidence for periods of heavy rain, even in the mountains: possible flood impacts on burn areas, urban flooding in poor drainage spots, and rock slides in steep terrain. Saturday morning may be a good day to clean those drains and gutters ahead of the storm.