I-80 California Daily Snow

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By Bryan Allegretto, Forecaster Posted 1 month ago February 22, 2024

Drier Thu-Sun, Snow Returns Sun Night...

Summary

Mostly sunny Thursday through Saturday. Partly sunny for Sunday and then rain and snow move in Sunday night. Snow Monday lingers into Monday evening. Then drier midweek before a colder and unsettled pattern is possible during the 1st week of March.

Update

Drier Pattern:

We will see a drier pattern into Sunday with good travel weather expected.

Sunday Night - Monday Storm:

Lighter rain & snow showers are possible Sunday evening and overnight. Snow levels start up around 7000-7500 ft. and fall to around 6000 ft. by Monday morning. Then a period of heavier snow is expected for Monday and snow showers into Monday night before ending by Tuesday morning. Snow levels could hover around 5500-6000 ft. before falling at the end Monday night.

Expect chain controls over the pass by Monday morning, and possibly through the day into Monday night, from around Kingvale to Donner Lake, and then possibly a bit longer/lower with any heavier snow Monday, and as snow levels drop Monday night.

Long-Range:

We could see a break in the storms for the middle of next week, but a colder and active storm pattern could develop during the 1st week of March. The next storm could move in around Friday the 2nd. We'll continue to watch the trends.

BA

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

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/#

About Our Forecaster

Bryan Allegretto

Forecaster

Bryan Allegretto has been writing insightful posts about snow storms for over the last 15 years and is known as Tahoe's go-to snow forecaster. BA grew up in south Jersey, surfing, snowboarding, and chasing down the storms creating the epic conditions for both.

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