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Event: Special Weather Statement

Special Weather Statement issued November 27 at 4:18PM PST by NWS Reno


...PERIODS OF MOUNTAIN SNOW THIS WEEKEND... LATEST FORECAST TRENDS ARE BRINGING IN MORE SNOW AND LOWER SNOW LEVELS THAT MAY AFFECT TRAVELERS OVER THE SIERRA FOR THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY WEEKEND. SNOW LEVELS MAY DROP AS LOW AS 5500 FEET AROUND THE TAHOE BASIN AND TO VALLEY FLOORS NORTH OF SUSANVILLE AS COLDER AIR FILTERS IN FROM THE NORTH. FORECAST CONFIDENCE IS MEDIUM FOR THE WEEKEND AND TRAVELERS SHOULD CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES IN THE COMING DAYS. PERIODS OF LIGHT SNOW WILL BEGIN FRIDAY NIGHT IN THE SIERRA AND CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT. STORM TOTAL SNOW AMOUNTS OVER THE WEEKEND FOR THE TAHOE BASIN ABOVE 7000 FEET MAY BE AS MUCH AS 6 TO 12 INCHES AFFECTING TRAVEL OVER INTERSTATE 80...HIGHWAY 50 AND OTHER MOUNTAIN HIGHWAYS. FOR AREAS NORTH OF LAKE TAHOE...SEVERAL INCHES ARE POSSIBLE WEST OF HIGHWAY 395 ABOVE 5500 FEET AFFECTING YUBA PASS AND FREDONYER SUMMIT. SNOW LEVELS MAY DROP TO VALLEY FLOORS NORTH OF SUSANVILLE WITH LIGHT SNOW IN THE DESERT VALLEYS OF NORTHEASTERN CALIFORNIA AND WESTERN NEVADA. ANYONE TRAVELING OVER THE SIERRA THIS WEEKEND SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS AND POTENTIAL DELAYS.


Target Area: Greater Lake Tahoe Area; Lassen-Eastern Plumas-Eastern Sierra Counties; Mono; Surprise Valley California

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