Greater Lake Tahoe Area Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Blizzard Warning, Winter Storm Warning, Winter Weather Advisory
Issued: 2:14 PM PST Jan. 15, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 4 PM PST
... Winter Storm Warning in effect from 4 PM Wednesday to 4 am PST
... Blizzard Warning in effect from 7 PM Wednesday to 7 am PST
Thursday above 7000 feet...

* changes... blizzard conditions now expected with increased
snowfall from Wednesday through Thursday.

* What... Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday afternoon: moderate
snow with accumulations of 5 to 10 inches, except 10 to 18
inches west of Highway 89, are expected. Winds gusting as high
as 75 mph for ridge tops.

For Wednesday night through thursday: heavy snow accumulations
of 2 to 5 feet above 7000 feet with blizzard conditions. Below
7000 feet, 8 to 18 inches, possibly as much as 16 to 32 inches
if precipitation remains all snow. Winds gusting as high as 110
mph for ridge tops.

* Where... greater Lake Tahoe area.

* When... for the Winter Storm Warning, from 4 PM Wednesday to 4
am PST Friday. For the Blizzard Warning, from 7 PM Wednesday
to 7 am PST Thursday. For the Winter Weather Advisory, until 4
PM PST Wednesday.

* Additional details... travel could be very difficult to
impossible with periods of Road closures expected. The
hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening
commute. Very strong winds could cause extensive tree damage.

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.

This is a life threatening situation. Do not attempt to travel
Wednesday evening through Thursday morning! Road crews and first
responders may not be able to Rescue you. Stay indoors until the
snow and wind subside. Even a short walk could be deadly if you
become disoriented.

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will
cause primarily travel difficulties. Expect snow covered roads
and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.

The latest Road conditions can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

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