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Weather Alerts for Greater Lake Tahoe   (CAZ072)

icn  WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY
GREATER LAKE TAHOE   (CAZ072)

Effective: Fri, Mar 24, 2017 03:03am PDT Severity: Minor
Updated: Fri, Mar 24, 2017 03:03am PDT Urgency: Expected
Expires: Sat, Mar 25, 2017 04:00am PDT Certainty: Likely

Areas Affected: Greater Lake Tahoe Area
 
Alert:
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM THIS
MORNING TO 4 AM PDT SATURDAY...
* Timing: Snow will spread into the Tahoe Basin early this morning
and continue through tonight. The most intense snowfall will
occur in the afternoon and evening.
* Snow Accumulations: 10 to 18 inches above 7000 feet with up to
6 inches elsewhere. Heaviest snow along and west of Highway
89.
* Snow Levels: Near lake level this morning then rising to 6500
feet during the day. Snow levels then fall back to lake level
this evening.
* Winds: Southwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 40 mph.
* Lake Tahoe Wave Heights: 1 to 4 feet with highest waves from
mid lake to the north and east shores.
* Impacts: Snow and gusty winds will impact Sierra passes today.
Snow will then begin to impact roads at lower elevations late
today and tonight. Lake waters will be rough and choppy.
Instructions:
Even light snowfall causes major travel delays, especially during
periods of high traffic volume. Be sure to allow extra time to
reach your destination. Leave extra space between vehicles since
it takes longer to stop on slick roadways.