Greater Lake Tahoe Area Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Winter Storm Watch
Issued: 2:17 PM PST Jan. 16, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from Thursday afternoon
through Friday afternoon...

* what... heavy snow and strong, damaging winds possible. Damage
to trees and power lines is possible as well. Total snow
accumulations of 3 to 6 inches possible between 4500 and 5500
feet, with 6 to 12 inches between 5500 and 6500 feet, and 1 to
2 feet above 6500 feet.

* Where... greater Lake Tahoe area and Lassen-eastern Plumas-
eastern Sierra counties.

* When... from Thursday afternoon through Friday afternoon.

* Additional details... significant reductions in visibility are
possible in areas of heavy snow and blowing snow. Power
outages will be possible, especially Thursday in the Sierra
Valley and along Highway 395 between Susanville and the Nevada
state line. Sierra ridges gusts expected to exceed 100 mph.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Now is the time to prepare an emergency kit for your home and
car. If traveling consider alternate plans, remember to carry
tire chains, extra food, water and clothing. Once the storm
arrives, travel may be difficult or impossible for an extended
period of time.


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