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Update on the Sunday Snow...


A cold weekend storm could bring scattered rain showers Saturday and snow Saturday night through Sunday night that could bring travel issues. Then drier starting Tuesday.


Weekend Storm:

A storm moving in will bring accumulating snow in the Sierra Saturday night through Sunday night with some travel issues possible. We could see scattered showers Saturday but snow levels should be above pass levels, so only wet roads expected if we see any showers.

Saturday night through Monday morning snow levels drop and could hover between 5000-6000 ft. That means any precipitation would be all snow over the passes. We could see light snow Saturday night with chain controls possibly setting up from around Kinvale into Truckee.

Snow showers continue during the day Sunday. Normally this time of year the snow has a hard time sticking to the roads during the day, but if we see some bands of heavier snow move through we could see some snow on the roads over the passes. Be prepared for possible chain controls, slick roads, and travel delays.

Snow showers Sunday night could linger into Monday morning. We could see chain controls from around Blue Canyon possibly all the way to the NV state line. Then clearing Monday with roads quickly melting off.


Expecting drier weather by Tuesday through the end of next week. We will watch for any storms that could affect travel in May.


Snow Level Forecast

I-80 Road Cams:

Crystal Springs, Exit 148 - 3,868'

Blue Canyon, Exit 154 - 5,022'

Kingvale, Exit 171 - 6,095'

Soda Springs, Exit 174 - 6,768'

Donner Summit, Exit 176 - 7,165'

Donner Lake, Exit 180 - 6,394'

Truckee, Exit 185 - 5,898'

Truckee Scales, Exit 191 - 5,826'

Floriston, Exit 199 - 5,291'

NV State Line, Exit 1 - 4,800'

If you are traveling through the Sierra please use the links below for travel advisories as we do not give our opinions for the "safest" or "best" travel times for liability reasons.

NWS Reno: https://www.weather.gov/rev/
NWS Sacramento: https://www.weather.gov/sto/
CA road conditions: http://www.dot.ca.gov/cgi-b... (and 1-800-427-7623)
NV road conditions: https://nvroads.com/
OSS weather share: http://oss.weathershare.org/#

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