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Snow Showers Continue Sunday...


Snow showers continue through Sunday afternoon before winding down by Sunday evening. A drier pattern is expected starting Monday through at least Friday. A storm dropping down the coast may or may not be close enough to bring rain & snow to the Sierra Saturday into Sunday the 12th. A more active pattern could continue through the 3rd week of February.


As of 6 AM Sunday morning we have chain controls in place from Nyack (exit 156) all the way to the NV state line.

Sunday Snow:

Bands of snow will continue to move through the region Sunday with some moderate-heavy bursts of snow possible at times and breaks at times as well. The snow showers become more scattered later in the day and end Sunday evening.

Snow levels hover around 4100-4600 ft. through the day on Sunday and then drop below 4000 ft. by the end Sunday evening. We are expecting slow travel and chain controls from Saturday evening into Sunday night.

Chain controls will likely continue from around Kingvale to the NV state line Sunday morning, and maybe shorten a bit into Sunday evening. But we could see snowy roads and chain controls into Sunday night until the roads clear Monday morning.

Be prepared for winter travel conditions, snowy and slick roads, slow travel, and chain controls through the Sierra into early Monday morning.

Monday - Friday:

We are expecting a drier pattern from Monday through at least Friday. No weather-related travel impacts are expected for the rest of the week. We'll let you know if that changes.

Next Weekend:

The forecast models are still split on the track of a cut-off low down the West Coast for Saturday into next Sunday the 12th. Some models keep us dry with the low tracking south well off the coast, while others track it closer to the coast with rain & snow reaching the Sierra next weekend. We'll continue to watch the trends all week.


A more active pattern could continue through the 3rd week of February, and possibly into the last week of the month. We'll continue to watch the trends.


P.S. NWS Graphs and Caltrans live cams are below (we don't control them)...Snow Level Forecast

I-80 Road Cams:

Dutch Flat, Exit 145 - 3,323'

Blue Canyon, Exit 154 - 5,022'

Kingvale, Exit 171 - 6,095'

Castle Peak, Exit 176 - 7,165'

Donner Summit - 7,221'

Donner Lake, Exit 180 - 6,394'

Truckee, Exit 184 - 5,905'

Truckee, Exit 188 - 5,928'

Truckee Scales, Exit 191 - 5,826'

Floriston, Exit 199 - 5,291'

If you are traveling through the Sierra please use the links below for travel advisories as we do not give our opinions on the "safest" or "best" travel times for liability reasons. The storm timing, road conditions, & chain control areas are not guaranteed and are subject to change.

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/#