...Quick Hitting Winter System Sunday and Sunday Night Followed
By Very Cold Temperatures...
* A quick moving slider-type winter system is expected to impact
the Sierra and western Nevada on Sunday into Sunday night,
bringing gusty ridge winds and light snowfall accumulations.
* Ahead of the precipitation, westerly winds will begin to
increase Saturday night into Sunday morning. Sierra ridges will
see gusts between 60 to 80 mph which will result in some
mountain recreational impacts. Expect choppy conditions on Lake
Tahoe as gusts will climb up to around 30 mph.
* This will be a cold system, with powdery snow at all elevations.
Snow totals will be meager by Sierra standards, with generally
2-6" expected. For western Nevada, a dusting up to a few inches
of snow will be possible. Remember, it doesn't take much for
the snow to pack down into ice as cars drive over it. Driving
conditions may get messy Sunday, with the potential for
lingering icy conditions into the Monday morning commute.
* For the latest roadway conditions call 5 1 1 or download
Caltran's and NDOT's smart phone applications, Quickmap and
* Frigid temperatures will settle into the region early next week
with highs remaining below freezing Monday and possibly Tuesday.
Overnight lows Monday night could be the coldest some locations
have seen in 5-10 years. Preparations should be made to protect
vulnerable populations and pets from these very cold