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Avalanche Warning

CAZ072-NVZ002-021500-

URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Avalanche Warning
U.S. Forest Service Sierra Avalanche Center
Relayed by National Weather Service Reno NV
731 AM PST Thu Dec 1 2022

...CORRECTION TO UPDATE TEXT FORMAT...

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...The avalanche danger is HIGH in the mountains.

* 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 Thu 07:00 PST to Fri 07:00 PST.

* IMPACTS...Feet of new snow and strong winds will overload
an already weak snowpack and result in very dangerous
avalanche conditions in the mountains. Avalanche activity
could be widespread, and some avalanches could be large and
destructive. Avalanches may be triggered from flatter areas
below, above, and to the sides of steep slopes.

* PRECAUTIONARY / PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...Very dangerous
avalanche conditions. Travel in, near, or below avalanche
terrain is not recommended and should be avoided. Any steep
slopes could be dangerous.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Very dangerous avalanche conditions. Travel in, near, or below
avalanche terrain is not recommended and should be avoided. Any
steep slopes could be dangerous.

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
147 PM PST Thu Dec 1 2022

CAZ072-NVZ002-021500-
/O.NEW.KREV.WS.A.0004.221203T1200Z-221205T1200Z/
/O.CON.KREV.WS.W.0003.000000T0000Z-221202T1200Z/
Greater Lake Tahoe Area-
Including the cities of South Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Stateline,
and Incline Village
147 PM PST Thu Dec 1 2022

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST FRIDAY...
...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH
LATE SUNDAY NIGHT...

* WHAT...For the Winter Storm Warning, heavy snow. Additional snow
  accumulations of 4 to 10 inches, except 6 to 17 inches above
  7000 feet. Gusts up to 40 mph on Lake Tahoe with waves up to 4
  feet. Sierra ridges gusting to 70 mph. For the Winter Storm
  Watch, heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 8 to 18
  inches, except 1 to 3 feet above 7000 feet possible.

* WHERE...Greater Lake Tahoe Area.

* WHEN...For the Winter Storm Warning, until 4 AM PST Friday.
  For the Winter Storm Watch, from late Friday night through
  late Sunday night.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult to impossible. The
  hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening
  commute. Strong winds could cause tree damage.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS... A lull in activity will occur late tonight
  through Friday before conditions begin to deteriorate again
  early Saturday morning. There is a slight chance of thundersnow in
  the higher terrain.

* A high avalanche danger is in place. Check with the Sierra
  Avalanche Center at www.avalanche.org for more details.

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.

Now is the time to prepare an emergency kit for your home and
car. If traveling consider alternate plans, remember to carry
tire chains, extra food, water and clothing. Once the storm
arrives, travel may be difficult or impossible for an extended
period of time.

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

&&

$$



Winter Storm Watch

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Reno NV
147 PM PST Thu Dec 1 2022

CAZ072-NVZ002-021500-
/O.NEW.KREV.WS.A.0004.221203T1200Z-221205T1200Z/
/O.CON.KREV.WS.W.0003.000000T0000Z-221202T1200Z/
Greater Lake Tahoe Area-
Including the cities of South Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Stateline,
and Incline Village
147 PM PST Thu Dec 1 2022

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST FRIDAY...
...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH
LATE SUNDAY NIGHT...

* WHAT...For the Winter Storm Warning, heavy snow. Additional snow
  accumulations of 4 to 10 inches, except 6 to 17 inches above
  7000 feet. Gusts up to 40 mph on Lake Tahoe with waves up to 4
  feet. Sierra ridges gusting to 70 mph. For the Winter Storm
  Watch, heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 8 to 18
  inches, except 1 to 3 feet above 7000 feet possible.

* WHERE...Greater Lake Tahoe Area.

* WHEN...For the Winter Storm Warning, until 4 AM PST Friday.
  For the Winter Storm Watch, from late Friday night through
  late Sunday night.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult to impossible. The
  hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening
  commute. Strong winds could cause tree damage.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS... A lull in activity will occur late tonight
  through Friday before conditions begin to deteriorate again
  early Saturday morning. There is a slight chance of thundersnow in
  the higher terrain.

* A high avalanche danger is in place. Check with the Sierra
  Avalanche Center at www.avalanche.org for more details.

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.

Now is the time to prepare an emergency kit for your home and
car. If traveling consider alternate plans, remember to carry
tire chains, extra food, water and clothing. Once the storm
arrives, travel may be difficult or impossible for an extended
period of time.

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

&&

$$



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