Greater Lake Tahoe Area Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Winter Storm Warning
Issued: 3:20 PM PST Jan. 18, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 4 PM PST Friday...

* what... heavy snow expected. Plan on difficult travel
conditions, including during the evening commute. Expect
damage to trees and power lines as well. Below 7000 feet...
total snow accumulations of 4 to 7 inches are expected, with
localized amounts up to 10 inches along the west shores of
Lake Tahoe. Above 7000 feet... 10 to 18 inches with localized
amounts up to 2 feet are expected.

* Where... greater Lake Tahoe area.

* When... from 4 PM this afternoon to 4 PM PST Friday. Heaviest
snow is most likely between 6 PM this evening and 2 am early

* Additional details... be prepared for significant reductions in
visibility at times with wind gusts 35 to 50 mph producing areas
of blowing snow.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Avoid travel if possible, 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. The latest
Road conditions can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Lake Wind Advisory
Issued: 3:22 PM PST Jan. 18, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Lake Wind Advisory remains in effect until 4 PM PST this
afternoon for Lake Tahoe...

* winds: southwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.

* Wave heights: 2 to 4 feet. Highest from mid-lake to northern
and Eastern Shores.

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

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.