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Winter Storm Warning For Lake Tahoe
November 18, 2010 06:19PM
Winter Storm Warning
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV
300 PM PST THU NOV 18 2010

...MAJOR WINTER STORM TO AFFECT THE REGION THIS WEEKEND...

.A STRONG AND COLD LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL DROP INTO NORTHERN
CALIFORNIA AND NEVADA THIS WEEKEND BRINGING HEAVY SNOW...GUSTY
WINDS AND MUCH COLDER TEMPERATURES. SNOW LEVELS WILL DROP TO
ALL VALLEY FLOORS WHEN A COLD FRONT PASSES THROUGH THE REGION
LATE FRIDAY NIGHT AND EARLY SATURDAY MORNING.

COLD AIR AND GUSTY WINDS WILL PRODUCE A POWDERY SNOW WITH THE
POTENTIAL FOR LOCAL BLIZZARD CONDITIONS IN THE SIERRA...ESPECIALLY
OVER MOUNTAIN PASSES AND EXPOSED LOCATIONS SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND
SATURDAY NIGHT.

TRAVEL IN THE SIERRA WILL BE DANGEROUS WITH SIGNIFICANT DELAYS
AND POSSIBLE ROAD CLOSURES. MOTORISTS SHOULD CONSIDER ADJUSTING
TRAVEL PLANS TO AVOID DRIVING THROUGH THE SIERRA THIS WEEKEND.

CAZ072-NVZ002-191200-
/O.UPG.KREV.WS.A.0006.101120T0000Z-101122T0000Z/
/O.NEW.KREV.WS.W.0008.101120T0000Z-101122T0000Z/
GREATER LAKE TAHOE AREA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SOUTH LAKE TAHOE...TRUCKEE...
INCLINE VILLAGE
300 PM PST THU NOV 18 2010

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM FRIDAY TO 4 PM PST
SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RENO HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND GUSTY WINDS...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM
4 PM FRIDAY TO 4 PM PST SUNDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO
LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TIMING: SNOW WILL BEGIN FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE THROUGH
SUNDAY OR SUNDAY NIGHT. PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW WILL AFFECT THE
TAHOE BASIN LATE FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING AND
SATURDAY NIGHT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 3 TO 5 FEET OF SNOW WILL OCCUR ABOVE 7000
FEET. 1 TO 2 FEET WILL OCCUR BELOW 7000 FEET WITH HIGHER AMOUNTS
UP TO 3 FEET POSSIBLE BELOW 7000 FEET ALONG THE WEST SHORE.

* WINDS: SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.
RIDGE GUSTS UP TO 100 MPH.

* CONSIDERABLE BLOWING SNOW AND LOCAL BLIZZARD CONDITIONS ARE
POSSIBLE SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND SATURDAY NIGHT.

* IMPACTS: HEAVY SNOW AND POOR VISIBILITY WILL CAUSE SIGNIFICANT
TRAVEL DELAYS OVER MOUNTAIN PASSES AND ROADS AROUND THE TAHOE
BASIN. ANYONE TRAVELING IN THE SIERRA SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR
DANGEROUS WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

CONDITIONS WILL DETERIORATE RAPIDLY DURING WINTER STORMS...SLOW
DOWN AND ALLOW EXTRA TIME WHEN TRAVELING. CARRY TIRE CHAINS...
FOOD...WATER...BLANKETS AND A FLASHLIGHT IN YOUR CAR IN CASE OF AN
EMERGENCY. CHECK OUR WEBSITE AT WEATHER.GOV/RENO OR LISTEN TO NOAA
WEATHER RADIO FOR UPDATES ON THIS SITUATION.

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