Winter Storm Warning

Difficult to Impossible Travel Conditions

Lake Tahoe Region – The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning that includes Greater Lake Tahoe, Truckee, and Donner Pass Areas.

Heavy wet snow measured in feet is expected above 7,000 fee with wind gusts as high as 110 mph. Travel will be difficult at best to dangerously impossible. The warning remains in effect until noon Sunday.

In Roseville and South Placer County, partly cloudy skies and windy conditions are expected throughout the weekend with periods of rain returning later in the day Saturday

National Weather Service Winter Storm Warning

12-07-2019
Effective: 03:44 PST on 12-07-2019
Expires: 12:00 PST on 12-08-2019
Event: Winter Storm Warning
Alert:

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON PST SUNDAY
ABOVE 6500 FEET…

  • WHAT: Heavy, wet snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 1
    to 3 feet above 7000 feet, highest along the crest. 6-12″
    possible between 6500-7000 feet. 2-6″ of wet snow possible
    below 6500 feet. Winds gusting as high 110 mph on the Sierra
    ridges and with gusts of 40 to 50 mph for lower elevations by
    Saturday morning.
  • WHERE…Greater Lake Tahoe, Truckee, and Donner Pass Areas.
  • WHEN…Through noon Sunday. Particularly dangerous travel
    conditions could occur late this afternoon and evening when
    high intensity snowfall rates and thundersnow are forecast.
  • IMPACTS…Travel could be very difficult to impossible,
    especially over the Sierra passes. The hazardous conditions
    are likely across passes through at least Sunday morning.
    Gusty winds and heavy, wet snow could bring down tree branches.
  • ADDITIONAL INFO: Dangerous boating conditions expected on Lake
    Tahoe. Sudden gusts up to 45-50 mph possible with waves heights
    of 2-4 feet.