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BIG SNOW

By ccrossen | January 31, 2019

Big snow coming our way this weekend, Friday night through Monday night. 2-4 at lake level and 7-8 feet up high.

Two storms are expected to move through the area this weekend, causing messy travel conditions through early next week. The first storm (Friday evening-Saturday) will bring heavy snow to the Sierra and mainly rain to the valleys. There is a possibility this rain could change to snow on Monday morning, but accumulations are not expected. Rain could be heavy at times, so be aware of possible flooding concerns. A second storm will move through Sunday-Monday evening. This second storm will be colder and there is a higher chance of accumulating valley snow, but it is still too early to pinpoint amounts. That being said, both morning and evening commute problems are possible Monday.

It’s important to note that a definite break in between the two systems in which to head over the passes is not expected. So, complete travel over the Sierra by sunset on Friday or put it off until Tuesday, if you can.

220 PM PST Thu Jan 31 2019

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM FRIDAY TO
10 PM PST MONDAY…

* CHANGES…Increased snow amounts, and extended through Monday
evening.

* WHAT…Heavy snow and gusty winds expected. Total snow
accumulations of 2 to 4 feet at lake level, except 3 to 6 feet
above 7000 feet expected. Winds gusting as high as 50 mph
Sunday afternoon into Monday with gusts to 100 mph over
ridges. A period of blizzard conditions is possible Sunday
night into Monday.

* WHERE…Greater Lake Tahoe Area.

* WHEN…From 4 PM Friday to 10 PM PST Monday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Travel could be very difficult to
impossible. The hazardous conditions will impact commuting and
ski resort travel. Very strong winds could cause extensive
tree damage.

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