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Weather Alerts for Greater Lake Tahoe   (CAZ072)

icn  WINTER STORM WARNING
GREATER LAKE TAHOE   (CAZ072)

Effective: Sun, Jan 22, 2017 01:57pm PST Severity: Moderate
Updated: Sun, Jan 22, 2017 01:57pm PST Urgency: Expected
Expires: Mon, Jan 23, 2017 04:00am PST Certainty: Likely

Areas Affected: Greater Lake Tahoe Area
 
Alert:
...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST MONDAY...
* TIMING: MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW WILL CONTINUE INTO EARLY MONDAY
MORNING.
* ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: WEST OF HIGHWAY 89...1 TO 2 FEET
WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS. EAST OF HIGHWAY 89...12 TO 18
INCHES ABOVE 7000 FEET AND 4 TO 12 INCHES BELOW 7000 FEET.
* WINDS: SIERRA RIDGE GUSTS UP TO 120 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH
POSSIBLE IN THE LOWER ELEVATIONS. WINDS MAY DAMAGE TREES AND
POWER LINES.
* IMPACTS: DANGEROUS CONDITIONS FOR OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES AND
TRAVEL WITH PERIODS OF WHITEOUT CONDITIONS THROUGH MONDAY
MORNING. AVALANCHE DANGER WILL INCREASE. CONSIDER NOT
TRAVELING TODAY OR TONIGHT IN THE SIERRA. STAY HOME...STAY
SAFE.
Instructions:
AVOID TRAVEL IF POSSIBLE, YOU COULD BE STUCK IN YOUR VEHICLE FOR
MANY HOURS AND FIRST RESPONDERS MAY NOT BE ABLE TO REACH YOU. BE
PREPARED FOR EXTENDED POWER OUTAGES.

 

icn  AVALANCHE WARNING
GREATER LAKE TAHOE   (CAZ072)

Effective: Sun, Jan 22, 2017 07:28am PST Severity: Unknown
Updated: Sun, Jan 22, 2017 07:28am PST Urgency: Unknown
Expires: Mon, Jan 23, 2017 04:00am PST Certainty: Unknown

Areas Affected: Greater Lake Tahoe Area
 
Alert:
THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE FOREST
SERVICE SIERRA AVALANCHE CENTER.
THE FOREST SERVICE SIERRA AVALANCHE CENTER HAS ISSUED A
BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE WARNING.
* TIMING...IN EFFECT THROUGH AT LEAST MONDAY MORNING.
* AFFECTED AREA...FOR THE SIERRA NEVADA MOUNTAINS OF CALIFORNIA
AND NEVADA, FROM YUBA PASS TO EBBETTS PASS, INCLUDING THE LAKE
TAHOE BASIN.
* AVALANCHE DANGER...HIGH.
* REASON/IMPACTS...HIGH AVALANCHE DANGER EXISTS AT ALL ELEVATIONS.
DUE TO HEAVY SNOW, INTENSE SNOWFALL RATES, AND GALE FORCE WINDS,
HUMAN TRIGGERED WIND SLAB AVALANCHES AND STORM SLAB AVALANCHES
WILL BE VERY LIKELY. SOME AVALANCHES COULD BE LARGE, DEEP, AND
DESTRUCTIVE. TRAVEL IN OR NEAR AVALANCHE TERRAIN OR IN THE
RUNOUT ZONES OF AVALANCHE PATHS IS NOT RECOMMENDED.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
AVALANCHES MAY RUN LONG DISTANCES, INTO FLAT AREAS, AND CAN RUN
INTO MATURE FORESTS.
TRAVEL IN AVALANCHE TERRAIN IS NOT RECOMMENDED.
CONSULT 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.