Incline Village, NV…Active for next 11 hours! Location: West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada. Wintry weather in the mountains of Northern California continuing today. The winter storm that moved through northern California on Tuesday is now moving east of the region. Snow showers will continue however at the higher elevations. Chain controls already in place are likely to continue through the day over the Sierra. Check road conditions before traveling. For Road information call 800-427-7623 (Road).
Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 11 pm PST This Evening.
Snow accumulations: up to an additional 2 to 5 inches.
Timing: through this evening.
Locations INCLUDE:BLUE Canyon, Interstate 80 highway 50.
Winds: South 5 to 10 mph.
Impacts: Travel Delays with chain requirements likely.
A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow are expected or occurring. Strong winds are also possible. This will make travel very hazardous.
Excerpted from ready.gov Before:
Before winter approaches, add the following supplies to your emergency kit:
Rock salt or more environmentally safe products to melt ice on walkways. Visit the Environmental Protection Agency for a complete list of recommended products.
Sand to improve traction.
Snow shovels and other snow removal equipment.
Sufficient heating fuel. You may become isolated in your home and regular fuel sources may be cut off. Store a good supply of dry, seasoned wood for your fireplace or wood-burning stove.
Adequate clothing and blankets to keep you warm.
What to do before winter storms and extreme cold.
Avoid overexertion when shoveling snow. Overexertion can bring on a heart attack – a major cause of death in the winter. If you must shovel snow, stretch before going outside.
Keep dry. Change wet clothing frequently to prevent a loss of body heat. Wet clothing loses all of its insulating value and transmits heat rapidly.
Watch for signs of frostbite. These include loss of feeling and white or pale appearance in extremities such as fingers, toes, ear lobes, and the tip of the nose. If symptoms are detected, get medical help immediately.
Conserve fuel, if necessary, by keeping your residence cooler than normal. Temporarily close off heat to some rooms.
What to do during winter storms and extreme cold.
What is a Winter Storm Warning?
A winter weather event including 1) snow, ice, or sleet meeting or exceeding locally defined 12 and/or 24 hour warning criteria; or 2) a combination of snow, ice, or sleet and blowing snow with at least one of the precipitation elements meeting or exceeding locally defined 12 and/or 24 hour warning criteria. Source: nws.noaa.gov