I-80 California Daily Snow

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Snow Showers Sunday - Wednesday...


A break in the storms continues through Saturday. Snow showers are expected from early Sunday into Wednesday. We could see a brief break Thursday before another system could bring more snow by Thursday night into Friday the 24th. Another storm is possible around the 27-28th as the pattern could remain unsettled into the beginning of April.



We have a break in the storms through Saturday evening with no weather-related travel impacts expected.

Sunday - Monday Systems:

Weak systems moving through are expected to bring snow showers to the northern Sierra by early morning Sunday into Monday morning. We could see a lull Monday afternoon-evening ahead of another storm moving in by Tuesday morning.

Snow levels look to be around 6000-7000 ft. Sunday and fall to 5000-6000 ft. Sunday night into Monday. We could see several inches of snow accumulate on both days over Donner Pass. 

Be prepared for chain controls from around Kingvale to Donner Lake Sunday and possibly lowering to around Blue Canyon to Truckee Sunday night into Monday.

Tuesday - Wednesday Storm:

The next storm moves into southern CA with Tahoe on the northern side of the storm. We could see snow showers Tuesday into Wednesday evening before clearing later Wednesday night.

Snow levels look to be fluctuating between 3000-5000 ft. through the period. We could see several more inches accumulate over Donner Pass on both days. 

Lighter snow showers Wednesday during the day could allow some melting on the roads. But expect chain controls to continue through Wednesday night so that you are prepared, and give yourself extra time to travel through the Sierra.


We could see a brief break Thursday before another storm could move through Thursday night and Friday the 24th with more snow. Another storm is possible around the 27th-28th. We'll continue to watch the trends.

The pattern could remain active into the beginning of April, but right now most storms look to be on the weaker side. 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/#