Monday, December 1, 2014

Two feet of snow coming to Tahoe Basin?

Historic Truckee
The following storm warning was issued by the National Weather Service, Reno. 
December 1, 2014. 
 
...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM TUESDAY TO 4 AM PST
THURSDAY ABOVE 7000 FEET...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RENO HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WARNING ABOVE 7000 FEET FOR HEAVY SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM
4 PM TUESDAY TO 4 AM PST THURSDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO
LONGER IN EFFECT.


* TIMING: SNOW WILL BEGIN TUESDAY AFTERNOON BECOMING HEAVY TUESDAY
  NIGHT. SNOW MAY BRIEFLY LIGHTEN WEDNESDAY MORNING BEFORE
  INCREASING IN INTENSITY AGAIN WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

* STORM TOTAL SNOW: UP TO 2 FEET WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS WEST
  OF HIGHWAY 89.

* SNOW LEVELS: 7000 TO 7500 FEET WITH BRIEF LOWERING DOWN TO 6500
  FEET POSSIBLE IN THE HEAVIER BANDS OF SNOW.

* IMPACTS: SNOW WILL CREATE SLICK AND ICY CONDITIONS FOR HIGHER
  ELEVATION SIERRA PASSES INCLUDING DONNER PASS...CARSON
  PASS...LUTHER PASS...ECHO SUMMIT...SPOONER SUMMIT...BROCKWAY
  SUMMIT...AND MT ROSE SUMMIT. RAPID VISIBILITY REDUCTIONS DURING
  PERIODS OF HEAVIEST SNOW MAY CAUSE NEAR WHITE OUT CONDITIONS.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

CONDITIONS CAN 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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