...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING
TO 4 AM PST TUESDAY ABOVE 6500 FEET...
* Timing: Periods of light snow today will increase this evening,
with heavy snow pushing into the region late tonight and
continuing through early Tuesday morning.
* Snow Accumulations: Above 7500 feet...2 to 5 feet. Between 6500
and 7500 feet...8 to 24 inches. Heaviest snow will be west of
Highway 89 and along the Sierra crest. Below 6500 feet...Up to 6
* Winds: South to Southwest winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 55
mph. Sierra ridge gusts over 130 mph.
* Snow Levels: Near 6000 feet through this evening, rising
overnight to near 7500 feet Monday morning, then falling again
Monday night to near 6500 feet.
* Impacts: Heavy snow will create dangerous conditions, with
travel being severely impacted over the Sierra passes.
Whiteout conditions are likely over the passes and in the
Avoid travel if possible tonight through Monday night, 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.