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Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Reno NV
203 PM PST Tue Nov 29 2022

CAZ072-NVZ002-302300-
/O.UPG.KREV.WS.A.0003.221201T0600Z-221202T1800Z/
/O.NEW.KREV.WS.W.0003.221201T0600Z-221202T1800Z/
Greater Lake Tahoe Area-
Including the cities of South Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Stateline,
and Incline Village
203 PM PST Tue Nov 29 2022

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM WEDNESDAY TO 10 AM
PST FRIDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 8 to 18
  inches, except 12 to 24 inches above 7000 feet. Winds could gust
  as high as 45 mph in valley locations with gusts above 100 mph
  along the Sierra crest.

* WHERE...Greater Lake Tahoe Area.

* WHEN...From 10 PM Wednesday to 10 AM PST Friday.

* IMPACTS...Travel will be very difficult with hazardous
  conditions impacting the morning and evening commutes. Strong
  winds could cause damage to trees and lead to power outages.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...The heaviest snowfall rates are anticipated
  on Thursday and could reach 2-3 inches per hour. The combination
  of heavy snow and wind may bring periods of whiteout conditions.
  For road conditions, check with Caltrans at quickmap.dot.ca.gov
  and NDOT at nvroads.com.

* A Backcountry Avalanche Watch is also in effect for potentially
  high avalanche danger Thursday morning through Friday morning.
  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.

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

&&

$$



Avalanche Watch

CAZ072-NVZ002-302300-

URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Avalanche Watch
U.S. Forest Service Sierra Avalanche Center
Relayed by National Weather Service Reno NV
824 AM PST Tue Nov 29 2022

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 WATCH for the following areas:

NWS Reno NV - NVZ002 (Greater Lake Tahoe)...CAZ072 (Greater Lake
Tahoe (CA)

* WHAT...A period of HIGH avalanche danger may occur Thursday
  morning to Friday 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 Thu 07:00 PST to Fri 07:00 PST.

* IMPACTS...A winter storm and gale winds loading substantial
  amounts of new snow onto a weak existing snowpack 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 may occur. Travel in and near avalanche terrain is
  not recommended during HIGH avalanche danger.

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.

$$



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