.Friday and Friday Night…
Mostly cloudy. Highs in the lower 40s. Lows around 30. .New years Day…Partly sunny in the morning…Then becoming mostly cloudy. A 40 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the upper 40s.
.Saturday and Saturday Night…
Snow showers likely. Rain showers likely…Mainly until midnight. Lows in the upper 20s. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.
Partly sunny with a chance of snow or rain showers. Highs in the upper 30s. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.
.Wednesday morning through Friday afternoon…
Rio Blanco…Columbine…Toponas… Skyway…Aspen…Vail…Snowmass…Crested Butte…Taylor Park… Marble…Buford…Trappers Lake…Ridgway…Glade Park…Ouray… Telluride…Lake City…Silverton…Rico…Hesperus…Manila… Dutch John…Monticello and vicinity
334 AM MST Tue Dec 28 2010
…Winter storm WATCH remains in effect from Wednesday morning through Friday afternoon… A winter storm WATCH remains in effect from Wednesday morning through Friday afternoon. * Timing…The onset of snowfall is expected Early on Wednesday increasing in coverage and intensity Wednesday night into Thursday before diminishing late Friday. * Snow accumulation…This storm could yield snowfall amounts ranging from one to two feet with locally higher amounts on West facing slopes by Friday evening. * Winds…Southwest 25 to 35 mph shifting to the northwest Thursday night. * Visibility…Could frequently be restricted to less than a mile and in some places less than 1/4 mile in snow and blowing snow. * Impacts…Many highways…State…And local roads could be significantly impacted by this storm. Roads will Likely become snowpacked and icy with road closures possibile.
.This afternoon through Wednesday…
northeast foothills/Sacramento Valley-motherlode- including the cities of…Paradise…Grass Valley
403 AM PST Tue Dec 28 2010
…Wind ADVISORY in effect from 4 PM this afternoon to 4 AM PST Wednesday below 3000 feet… …High wind WATCH in effect from this evening through late tonight below 3000 feet… The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a wind ADVISORY below 3000 feet…Which is in effect from 4 PM this afternoon to 4 AM PST Wednesday for the motherlode and northeast foothills of the Sacramento Valley. A high wind WATCH below 3000 feet has also been issued. This high wind WATCH below 3000 feet is in effect from this evening through late tonight. * Winds: Southerly winds increase to 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 55 mph or higher. * Timing: Tonight. The period of strongest winds is expected to occur from mid-evening into the pre-dawn hours Wednesday. * Locations include: Paradise…Grass Valley…Jackson * Impacts: Downed trees and Power outages will be possible. Driving will be difficult for high profile vehicles and small cars. Precautionary/preparedness actions… A wind ADVISORY means that winds of 25 mph are expected. Winds this Strong can make driving difficult…Especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution. A high wind WATCH Means there is the potential for a hazardous high wind event. Sustained winds of at least 40 mph…Or gusts of 58 mph or stronger may occur. Continue to Monitor the latest forecasts. &&
West Slope northern Sierra Nevada-
423 AM PST Tue Dec 28 2010
…Winter storm WARNING remains in effect from 4 PM this afternoon to 4 PM PST Wednesday above 5000 feet… A winter storm WARNING above 5000 feet remains in effect from 4 PM this afternoon to 4 PM PST Wednesday. * Timing: Scattered snow showers beginning this morning with steady Snow expected by this afternoon. Periods of heavy snow are possible this evening…Tonight and Wednesday morning. Snow levels…Initially from 4500 feet in Lassen Park to 5000 feet along the west Slope of the Sierra… Will fall to 3000 feet by Wednesday afternoon. Cold and icy conditions are likely to persist into Wednesday night. * Snowfall: 1 To 2 feet of new snow is possible above 7000 feet…With 6 to 12 inches above 5000 feet through Wednesday afternoon. Several inches of snow may fall down to around 3000 feet on Wednesday. * Winds: Southwest wind gusts to 70 mph are possible across higher Mountain passes tomorrow evening into Wednesday morning. * Main impacts: Hazardous traveling conditions. Hazardous back country conditions and avalanche danger. Very cold wind chills toward the end of the event. Precautionary/preparedness actions… A winter storm WARNING for heavy snow Means severe Winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous. If you must travel…Keep an extra flashlight… Food…And water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. &&
greater Lake Tahoe area- including the cities of…South Lake Tahoe…Truckee… Incline Village
434 AM PST Tue Dec 28 2010
…Winter storm WARNING remains in effect from 4 PM this afternoon to 4 PM PST Wednesday… A winter storm WARNING for heavy snow remains in effect from 4 PM this afternoon to 4 PM PST Wednesday. * Timing: Light snow above 6500 feet will become moderate to heavy Tuesday evening before decreasing in intensity Wednesday morning as a cold front moves through the area. There is expected to be a period of rain or a mix of rain and snow at Lake level Tuesday evening before precipitation changes to all Snow early Wednesday morning. * Snow accumulations: 15 To 30 inches above 7000 feet…With 6 to 12 inches down to Lake level. * Winds: South to southwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. Local gusts to 50 mph in wind prone areas…With Ridge gusts to 100 mph. * Snow Levels: Rising to around 6500 feet Tuesday evening before falling below Lake level well before daybreak Wednesday morning. Snow levels could briefly rise as high as 7000 feet for a couple hours late Tuesday evening or early Wednesday morning. * Impacts: Heavy snow is expected to cause Major travel delays in the Sierra Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. Blowing snow could cause local whiteout conditions Wednesday morning. Precautionary/preparedness actions… Conditions can deteriorate rapidly during Winter storms…Slow down and allow extra time when traveling. Carry tire chains… Food…Water…Blankets and a flashlight in your car in case of an emergency. Check our website at weather.Gov/Reno or listen to NOAA weather radio for updates. &&
Surprise Valley California-Lassen-Eastern Plumas- Eastern Sierra counties-greater Lake Tahoe area-Mono- Mineral and southern Lyon counties-greater Reno-Carson City- Minden area-Western Nevada Basin and Range including pyramid Lake- northern Washoe County- including the cities of…Cedarville…Eagleville… Fort Bidwell…Portola…Susanville…Westwood…Sierraville… Loyalton…South Lake Tahoe…Tahoe City…Truckee… Markleeville…Bridgeport…Coleville…Lee Vining… Mammoth Lakes…Hawthorne…Yerington…Smith Valley…Mina… Schurz…Glenbrook…Incline Village…Sparks…Verdi… Gardnerville…Virginia City…Fernley…Fallon…Lovelock… Silver Springs…Nixon…Imlay…Empire…Gerlach
450 AM PST Tue Dec 28 2010
…Light snow early Tuesday could bring Slick conditions to Western Nevada… …Strong cold front to bring very cold temperatures late this week… An upper level disturbance will move into the Sierra and Western Nevada Tuesday morning. For the lower valleys of northeast California and far western Nevada Snow a very light accumulation of less than one inch is possible. This may result in a few slick roads through mid morning Tuesday before temperatures warm sufficiently to melt any ice or Snow on roads. Additional precipitation will move into the Sierra and Western Nevada Tuesday night and Wednesday with a significant storm system moving in from the eastern Pacific. See our Winter weather statements for more details on expected impacts. For Wednesday through Friday…Very cold air over the gulf of Alaska will dive south into the region Wednesday in the wake of a strong cold front. Well below normal temperatures will remain over the area through new years eve…With highs expected to remain below freezing Thursday and Friday and overnight lows in the single digits to below zero. Temperatures could be even lower for the valleys of northeast California and Western Nevada depending on whether or not accumulating Snow Falls Wednesday. In valleys where Snow does accumulate… Highs could struggle to get out of the teens and 20s with lows below zero. In the Sierra expect overnight lows below zero. Stay tuned for more information on the expected very cold temperatures this week.