Winter Storm Warning for Sierra Starts Friday
The mountains will see several inches to a foot of snow Friday night making travel difficult, be prepared for chain controls and delays. Our valleys could see an inch or two of snow by Saturday morning.
From KTVN Meteorologist Jeff Martinez, Friday, February 8, 2019:
Travel early today to beat our next winter storm that will move into the Sierra this evening and last through Sunday evening with a winter storm warning up.
The mountains will see several inches to a foot of snow tonight making travel difficult, be prepared for chain controls and delays. Our valleys could see an inch or two of snow by Saturday morning.
The stronger portions of the storm hits Saturday afternoon through Sunday evening, with a winter storm watch up for Reno and the Truckee Meadows where 1-6" of snow is possible through Sunday evening. The Sierra above 7,000' will see 2-4 feet of snow with 1-2 feet at lake level.
The Sierra Avalanche Center has issued an avalanche watch for the Central Sierra Nevada including the Tahoe Basin starting from 7 a.m. Saturday.
More storms are on the way for much of next week.
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Another weekend, another round storms expected for the region. There will be 2 waves that move through the area that could impact you or your travels, so we have created a handy timeline for you. For more details on the storms, please refer to https://t.co/8ok01ZzqDA #NVwx #CAwx pic.twitter.com/WOUW53qA2b— NWS Reno (@NWSReno) February 7, 2019