Tahoe City, CA…Today: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33. South wind between 10 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Tonight: Snow after 8pm. Low around 27. South wind between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Wednesday: Snow. High near 33. Breezy, with a south wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to between 20 and 25 mph. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.
Wednesday Night: A 50 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. Southwest wind between 5 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
Thursday: Snow. High near 35. Breezy, with a south wind between 15 and 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.
Thursday Night: Snow. Low around 24. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Friday: Snow showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 33. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Friday Night: A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23.
Saturday: A chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a high near 40.
Saturday Night: A chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a low around 26.
Sunday: A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40.
Sunday Night: A slight chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26.
Monday: Partly sunny, with a high near 41.
Winter Storm Watch
URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV
322 AM PDT TUE MAR 22 2011
…WINTER STORM TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY…
.LOW PRESSURE APPROACHING THE WEST COAST WILL BRING HEAVY SNOW
AND GUSTY WINDS TO THE SIERRA LATE TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY.
SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS ARE POSSIBLE IN THE SIERRA… ESPECIALLY
ABOVE 7000 FEET. A STRONGER WINTER STORM IS FORECAST TO REACH THE
SIERRA THURSDAY AFTERNOON WITH SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS AND GUSTY
WINDS LIKELY THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING.
ANYONE PLANNING TRAVEL OVER THE SIERRA PASSES THIS WEEK SHOULD
PREPARE FOR DANGEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS. ANYONE PLANNING BACK
COUNTRY ACTIVITIES SHOULD REMAIN AWARE OF THE POTENTIAL FOR
AVALANCHES THIS WEEK.
LASSEN-EASTERN PLUMAS-EASTERN SIERRA COUNTIES-
GREATER LAKE TAHOE AREA-MONO-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…PORTOLA…SUSANVILLE…
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE…TRUCKEE…BRIDGEPORT…MAMMOTH LAKES…
322 AM PDT TUE MAR 22 2011
…WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH
A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH
* TIMING: SNOW WILL BEGIN LATE THIS EVENING AND CONTINUE THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING. HEAVIEST SNOW SHOULD OCCUR LATE TONIGHT AND
* POTENTIAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS THROUGH WEDNESDAY: 1 TO 2 FEET
ABOVE 7000 FEET…WITH UP TO 12 INCHES BELOW 7000 FEET. HIGHEST
AMOUNTS WILL OCCUR NEAR THE SIERRA CREST.
* WINDS: SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH.
RIDGE GUSTS UP TO 70 MPH.
* IMPACTS: CHAIN CONTROLS AND SIGNIFICANT TRAVEL DELAYS ARE
LIKELY IN THE SIERRA. LOW VISIBILITY AND WHITEOUT CONDITIONS
POSSIBLE DUE TO BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.
THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY
CREATE HAZARDOUS WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS. CONTINUE TO MONITOR
THE LATEST FORECASTS AT WEATHER.GOV/RENO OR LISTEN TO NOAA