Winter storms bound for Sierra, Lake Tahoe this week

Winter storms bound for Sierra, Lake Tahoe this week

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The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a series of winter weather advisories and watches up and down the Sierra's eastern front as a series of storms make their way into the region.

A winter weather advisory goes into effect at 4 p.m. Monday for parts of California along the Nevada line north of Reno. It begins at 7 p.m. Monday in the Lake Tahoe area where as much of 10 inches (25 centimeters) of snow is possible at the highest elevations with winds gusting up to 100 mph over the Sierra ridge tops.

The advisory is in effect until 10 a.m. Tuesday at Tahoe and areas to the south, followed by a winter storm watch late Wednesday night through Thursday evening for most of the central and northern Sierra.

For the two storms combined, up to 2 feet (61 centimeters) of snow is possible at the top of mountain passes with up to 14 inches (40 cm) at Lake Tahoe and Truckee, California.

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