Blizzard Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Reno NV
220 PM PST Fri Mar 1 2024

CAZ072-NVZ002-022330-
/O.CON.KREV.BZ.W.0001.000000T0000Z-240303T1800Z/
Greater Lake Tahoe Area-
Including the cities of Truckee, South Lake Tahoe, Incline
Village, Markleeville, Tahoe City, Stateline, and Glenbrook
220 PM PST Fri Mar 1 2024

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST SUNDAY...

* WHAT...Blizzard conditions likely, particularly through Saturday
  morning. There is a 10-20% chance of thunderstorms along the crest
  through this evening with snowfall rates of 4 to 6 inches per hour
  at times. Snow accumulations between 3 and 6 feet for Lake Tahoe
  communities, with 6 to 10 feet above 7000 feet. Winds gusting to
  70 mph in lower elevations and above 115 mph over Sierra ridges
  with significant drifting of snow.

* WHERE...Greater Lake Tahoe Area.

* WHEN...Until 10 AM PST Sunday.

* IMPACTS...Whiteout conditions with near zero visibility at times
  due to blowing snow. The strong winds and weight of snow on tree
  limbs may down power lines and could cause sporadic power outages.
  Travel will be treacherous and potentially life-threatening.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are
expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds
are likely. This will lead to whiteout conditions, making travel
extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If you must travel, have a
winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded, stay in your
vehicle.

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Avalanche Warning

CAZ072-NVZ002-021600-

URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Avalanche Warning
U.S. Forest Service Sierra Avalanche Center
Relayed by National Weather Service Reno NV
539 AM PST Fri Mar 1 2024

The following message is transmitted at the request of the U.S.
Forest Service Sierra Avalanche Center.

The Sierra Avalanche Center in Truckee has issued a BACKCOUNTRY
AVALANCHE WARNING for the following areas: NWS Reno NV - NVZ002
(Greater Lake Tahoe)... CAZ072 (Greater Lake Tahoe (CA))

* WHAT...HIGH to EXTREME avalanche danger is expected in the
  backcountry through Sunday.

* WHERE...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. This does not include ski
  areas and highways where avalanche mitigation programs exist.

* WHEN...In effect from Fri 05:30 PST to Sun 17:00 PST.

* IMPACTS...An ongoing winter storm is expected to increase in
  intensity Friday into Sunday with several feet of snowfall. High
  intensity snowfall combined with strong winds is expected to
  produce widespread areas of unstable snow. Natural avalanches
  are very likely to certain in the backcountry.

* PRECAUTIONARY / PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...Very dangerous avalanche
  conditions exist in the backcountry. Travel in, near, or below
  backcountry 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.

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