Greater Lake Tahoe Area Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Winter Storm Warning
Issued: 11:57 AM PST Feb. 15, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until noon PST Sunday...

* changes... update additional expected snow accumulations.

* What... heavy snow. Additional snow accumulations of 10 to 20
inches, except 1 to 3 feet above 7000 feet. Winds gusting as
high as 90 mph across Sierra ridges and up to 40 mph in valleys.

* Where... greater Lake Tahoe area.

* When... until noon PST Sunday.

* Additional details... whiteout conditions are occurring over
Sierra passes with near zero visibility. Travel could be very
difficult to impossible. The hazardous conditions could impact
the evening commute. Very strong winds could cause extensive
tree damage.

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.





Areal Flood Warning
Issued: 7:26 PM PST Feb. 14, 2019 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Sacramento has extended the

* Flood Warning for urban areas and small streams for...
rain and snowmelt in...
Colusa County in central California...
Yolo County in central California...
Sutter County in central California...
Solano County in central California...
Placer County in central California...
northeastern Sacramento County in central California...
southeastern Lake County in central California...
western El Dorado County in northern California...
southeastern Tehama County in northern California...
Butte County in northern California...
Glenn County in central California...
southwestern Sierra County in northern California...
Yuba County in central California...
Nevada County in northern California...

* until 730 PM PST Friday.

* Heavy rainfall combined with some snow melt over the Lower
Mountain elevations has resulted in widespread urban and low-land
flooding as well as rises and flooding of small streams.
Additional rainfall in the Central Valley will range from around
one-half inch to an inch through Friday night. Foothill and
mountain elevations are expected to receive another 1 to 4 inches
of liquid precipitation with most of that occurring as snow as
snow levels lower to 2000 to 3000 feet through Friday.

* Water will be slow to recede in low lying areas, thus the warning
has been extended.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Sacramento, Elk Grove, Roseville, Fairfield, Vacaville, Chico,
Citrus Heights, Folsom, Davis, Rocklin, Woodland, Paradise,
Oroville, Auburn, Grass Valley, Marysville, Placerville, Corning,
Orland and Willows.


Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Stay away or be swept away. River banks and culverts can become
unstable and unsafe.

A Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. All
interested parties should take necessary precautions immediately.


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Avalanche Warning
Issued: 5:44 AM PST Feb. 15, 2019 – National Weather Service

The following message is transmitted at the request of the Forest
service Sierra avalanche center.

The Sierra avalanche center in Truckee has continued a backcountry
avalanche warning for the following areas:
NWS Reno NV - nvz002 (greater lake tahoe)... caz072 (greater Lake Tahoe (ca))

* timing... in effect from Wed 07:00 PST to Sat 07:00 PST.

* Affected area... 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.

* Avalanche danger... high avalanche danger exists in the mountains.

* Reason/impacts... heavy snow and gale force winds will create dangerous
avalanche conditions. Expect a mix of wind slab and storm slab
avalanche problems affecting all elevations. Natural avalanches
and human-triggered avalanches are expected. Some avalanches may
be large and destructive.

* Precautionary / preparedness actions... travel in, near, or below avalanche
terrain is not recommended.

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.




544 am PST Fri Feb 15 2019

The following message is transmitted at the request of the Forest
service Sierra avalanche center.

The Sierra avalanche center in Truckee has continued a backcountry
avalanche warning for the following areas:
NWS Reno NV - nvz002 (greater lake tahoe)... caz072 (greater Lake Tahoe (ca))

* timing... in effect from Wed 07:00 PST to Sat 07:00 PST.

* Affected area... 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.

* Avalanche danger... high avalanche danger exists in the mountains.

* Reason/impacts... heavy snow and gale force winds will create dangerous
avalanche conditions. Expect a mix of wind slab and storm slab
avalanche problems affecting all elevations. Natural avalanches
and human-triggered avalanches are expected. Some avalanches may
be large and destructive.

* Precautionary / preparedness actions... travel in, near, or below avalanche
terrain is not recommended.

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.