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Avalanche Warning

CAZ072-NVZ002-061500-

URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Avalanche Warning
U.S. Forest Service Sierra Avalanche Center
Relayed by National Weather Service Reno NV
535 AM PST Sun Feb 5 2023

The following message is transmitted at the request of the U.S.
Forest Service Sierra Avalanche Center.

The Sierra Avalanche Center in Truckee has issued a BACKCOUNTRY
AVALANCHE WARNING for the following areas: NWS Reno NV - NVZ002
(Greater Lake Tahoe)...CAZ072 (Greater Lake Tahoe (CA))

* WHAT...HIGH avalanche danger is expected in the mountains today
  through early Monday morning.

* WHERE...Central Sierra Nevada Mountains between Yuba Pass (Hwy
  49) on the north and Ebbetts Pass (Hwy 4) on the south,
  including the greater Lake Tahoe area.

* WHEN...In effect from 7 AM PST this morning until 7 AM PST
  Monday.

* IMPACTS...A winter storm with strong winds, high-intensity
  snowfall, and heavy new snow accumulation may result in
  widespread avalanche activity in the mountains. Large avalanches
  could occur in a variety of areas.

* PRECAUTIONARY / PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...Very dangerous avalanche
  conditions exist. Travel in, near, or below avalanche terrain is
  not recommended. This includes below treeline areas.

Consult https://www.sierraavalanchecenter.org/ or www.avalanche.org
for more detailed information.

Similar avalanche danger may exist at locations outside the
coverage area of this or any avalanche center.

$$



Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Reno NV
335 AM PST Sun Feb 5 2023

CAZ072-NVZ002-060600-
/O.CON.KREV.WS.W.0004.000000T0000Z-230206T0600Z/
Greater Lake Tahoe Area-
Including the cities of South Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Stateline,
and Incline Village
335 AM PST Sun Feb 5 2023

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PST THIS
EVENING...

* CHANGES...Updated for additional snow accumulations within bands
  of heavier snow showers today.

* WHAT...Snow showers producing bands of heavy snow. Additional
  snow accumulations of 3 to 9 inches, except 8 to 16 inches above
  7000 feet. Wind gusts up to 40 mph, with gusts to 80 mph along
  the Sierra crest. Waves 2 to 4 feet on Lake Tahoe.

* WHERE...Greater Lake Tahoe Area.

* WHEN...Until 10 PM PST this evening.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult. Bands of heavier snow
  showers will produce rapid changes in visibility and road
  conditions.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...There is a 10 to 15% chance of thunder in
  the Sierra this afternoon.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Avoid travel if possible, you could be stuck in your vehicle for
many hours. If you must travel, prepare for long delays and carry
an emergency kit with extra food, water and clothing. If you stay
home, have a backup plan in case of power outages.

The latest road conditions can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

&&

$$



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