Headed to Tahoe? Winter storm warning in effect through Wed. night

A winter storm warning for the western Sierra near Lake Tahoe goes into effect this evening and road travel could be “very difficult to impossible,” according to the National Weather Service on Tuesday.

The warning covers Western Plumas County/Lassen Park and West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada from 7 p.m. Tuesday through 10 p.m. Wednesday. Heavy snowfall — at least 10 inches and up to 19 inches — is forecast above elevations of 4000 feet. The highest peaks could see accumulations of 24 inches, according to the National Weather Service.

Additionally, wind gusts could reach 45 mph.

Another storm is expected Saturday, so plan accordingly:

Along the coastlines, a High Surf Advisory has been issued for this Wednesday, 10 a.m. through Thursday, 4 a.m. PST. Large and long period WNW swell will make for dangerous surf conditions

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