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Active Weather Pattern in the West and into the Central U.S.

A series of weather systems will bring locally heavy rain, 1 to 3 feet of mountain snow, and strong winds up to 75 mph across the western states. Later this weekend and early next week, a strong low pressure system will spread wintry conditions and strong winds from the Plains into the Upper Midwest. Strengthening winds in the Southern Plains will increase fire weather threats. Warmer in the east. Read More >

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Last Map Update: Thu, Jan. 18, 2018 at 7:59:22 pm PST

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A strong winter storm moving into the region will bring snow and wind Thursday into Friday. Currently, there is a Winter Storm Warning in effect for the Greater Lake Tahoe area from 4 PM Thursday to 4 PM PST Friday. Long travel delays over Sierra passes can be expected with winter driving conditions, including periods of white outs. The image on the right shows the most probable snowfall totals, with the highest totals in dark yellow.

Additionally, high winds will make travel conditions hazardous especially in high profile vehicles, with travel restrictions expected on wind prone highways such as Interstate 580/U.S. 395. A High Wind Warning is in effect from 10 AM to 10 PM PST Thursday along the Sierra Front. Also, you may want to keep in contact with your airline if you will be flying, as some flights could be delayed or diverted due to the strong winds. Loose outdoor items should be secured before the winds increase.

 

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