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#1 Rover

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 05:48 AM

The first big winter storm of 2018 is hitting the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
 
Part of I-80 was closed and then reopened.
 
Probably some delays the next couple of days.

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Greater Lake Tahoe Area-
Including the cities of South Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Stateline,
and Incline Village
959 PM PST Wed Jan 24 2018

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST
FRIDAY...

* WHAT...Snow occurring. Plan on difficult travel conditions.
Expect damage to trees and power lines as well. Total snow
accumulations through Thursday night...8 to 16 inches, with 1 to
2 feet above 7000 feet.

Edited by Rover, 25 January 2018 - 05:50 AM.

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 11:42 AM

I'm hoping there is still plenty of snow in the Sierras on the CZ route the first week of Spring.


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Posted 25 January 2018 - 06:47 PM

The #6 Zephyr just left Truckee station pulled by #78 and #134 at 3:41PM PST

Edited by Rover, 25 January 2018 - 06:47 PM.

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Posted 28 January 2018 - 12:35 AM

First week of spring? Guaranteed to still be plenty of snow in the Sierra Nevada then.


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Posted 28 February 2018 - 07:26 PM

Looking for delays and stoppages later this week in the Sierras:
 
* WHERE...Greater Lake Tahoe Area.

* WHEN...For the Winter Storm Warning, from 10 PM this evening
to 10 AM PST Saturday. For the Blizzard Warning, from 8 AM
Thursday to 4 AM PST Friday.

* Heavy snow with periods of blizzard conditions expected.
Strong winds and heavy snowfall rates will cause whiteout
conditions with blowing snow. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 5
feet in the High Sierra above 7000 feet
, with 1 to 3 feet of
snow around the 6000 ft elevation, including the Lake Tahoe
Basin.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel will be very difficult to
impossible, especially Thursday into Friday morning
. Be prepared
for significant reductions in visibility at times. Damage to at
least some trees and power lines is likely.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

This is a life threatening situation. Do not attempt to travel!
Road crews and first responders may not be able to rescue you.
Stay indoors until the snow and wind subside.
Even a short walk
could be deadly if you become disoriented. The latest road
conditions can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.


Edited by Rover, 28 February 2018 - 07:31 PM.

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 08:33 PM

This really is a heavy snow storm.  When the NWS is counting feet instead of inches, you know it is bad.



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Posted 02 March 2018 - 11:37 PM

Yep. Says 3 feet at Lake Tahoe.

 https://www.msn.com/...Nyu9?li=BBnb7Kz

 

Looks like I'm all set to see a snow covered Sierras the end of this month from the CZ.


Edited by KmH, 04 March 2018 - 08:41 AM.

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Posted 03 March 2018 - 10:58 PM

EB 7 March 2nd --- 3 hours delay between Glasgow and Malta MT


Edited by Rover, 03 March 2018 - 10:58 PM.

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Posted 16 March 2018 - 05:46 PM

#6-16  2:37 Late into Richmond 3/16

 

#5-14  4:25 Late into Truckee 3/16


Edited by Rover, 16 March 2018 - 05:47 PM.

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Posted 16 March 2018 - 11:27 PM

The 6(16) arrived at Truckee at 8:25pm PDT and left Truckee at 8:46pm PDT, running about 6 hours late . . .

 

I-80 was closed to traffic both ways around 2pm PDT Friday, from Colfax to the Nevada State Line due to heavy snowfall and poor visibility.


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Posted 20 March 2018 - 02:11 PM

I hadn't heard of this weather website before... Interesting -- Vencore Weather

11:10 AM Tuesday | *****Major coastal storm with significant impact all along the I-95 corridor*****

There is the likelihood for mesoscale snow bands to form on Wednesday with very heavy snow rates possible of a couple inches per hour and these bands may include some “thunder snow”. By tomorrow night, significant snow accumulations of 8-14 inches are likely in the DC, Philly and NYC metro regions with locally higher amounts possible.  An interesting note about the DC snowfall, this is going to be by far their biggest of the winter season and it'll officially come in spring.  As with most storms in March, elevation is likely to play a critical role with a couple degrees of difference from lower locations potentially having an important impact on snowfall totals.

In addition to the snow, as the secondary storm intensifies near the Mid-Atlantic coastline later tonight and Wednesday, the pressure gradient will tighten and northeast winds will increase noticeably.  In fact, there can be gusts to 40 mph or so at inland locations and 50 mph or so at the coastline by later tomorrow during the brunt of the storm.  The combination of increasing northeast winds and heavy, wet snow could, unfortunately, lead to some power outages during this long-lasting event.  The second storm should wind down early Wednesday night and it’ll stay cold later this week and into the weekend and, believe it or not, there may be yet another nor’easter to worry about this weekend.


 


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