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Lake Tahoe weather: Snow, chain controls return to Tahoe Basin

Sun Staff Report

LAKE TAHOE ” Snow returned to the basin Sunday night and Monday morning, bringing back dangerous road conditions for the Monday commute.

According to the National Weather Service in Reno, some light snow showers are expected today, before a break during the day Tuesday.

Snow is forecast to return Tuesday night and Wednesday, with chances of snow forecast through the weekend.

Below is an extended forecast from http://www.noaa.gov, as well as a detailed road conditions and snowtire/chain control report from the Nevada Department of Transportation.

Monday: Snow showers likely, mainly before 10 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 27. West wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Monday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 16. North wind between 5 and 10 mph.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33. Southwest wind between 5 and 15 mph.

Tuesday Night: Snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. Breezy, with a southwest wind between 15 and 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent.

Wednesday: Snow. High near 32. Breezy, with a southwest wind between 15 and 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent.

Wednesday Night: Snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent.

Thursday: A 20 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 32.

Thursday Night: A slight chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a low around 22.

Friday: A chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 33.

Friday Night: A chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a low around 22.

Saturday: A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33.

Saturday Night: A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21.

Sunday: A slight chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a high near 34.

Road Conditions Report

Interstate Route 80:

– Chains required except for four wheel drive vehicles for 55.8 miles

between Drum California Exit 150 and 0.7 miles east of California

State Line.

– Snowtires or chains required for 6 miles between 0.7 miles east of

California State Line and 0.4 miles west of Mogul Exit 7.

– Snowtires or chains required for 52.1 miles between 0.4 miles west

of Lovelock Main Street Exit 106 and 0.5 miles west of Cosgrave Exit

158.

U.S. Route 50:

– Chains required except for four wheel drive vehicles for 48.4 miles

between 2.6 miles east of Placerville California and 4.1 miles west

of Junction of California State Route 89.

– Snowtires or chains required for 21.1 miles between 0.7 miles east

of California State Line and 0.4 miles west of Junction US 395 at

South Carson City.

– Snowtires or chains required for 36 miles between 0.5 miles east of

Junction State Route 121-Dixie Valley Road and 3.9 miles west of

Antelope Turnout.

– Snowtires or chains required for 11.3 miles between 0.3 miles east

of Austin and 0.3 miles west of Junction State Route 376.

– Snowtires or chains required for 9.6 miles between 0.5 miles east of

Eureka and Junction Duck Water Road.

– Snowtires or chains required for 8.7 miles between 3.4 miles west of

Little Antelope Summit and 5.3 miles east of Little Antelope Summit.

– Snowtires or chains required for 8.7 miles between 5.6 miles west of

Robinson Summit and 3.1 miles east of Robinson Summit.

– Snowtires or chains required for 10.4 miles between 4.8 miles west

of Connors Pass and 0.6 miles east of Junction US 93 at Majors

Place.

– Snowtires or chains required for 9.4 miles between 5 miles west of

Sacramento Pass and 4.4 miles east of Sacramento Pass.

U.S. Route 395:

– Snowtires or chains required for 44.2 miles between Bridgeport

California and 0.3 miles north of California State Line.

– Open with no controls, high wind advisory: campers and trailers are

not advised for 6 miles between 2.3 miles north of Junction US 395

Business and State Route 529-North Carson Street and Winters Ranch.

– Snowtires or chains required for 9.1 miles between 0.3 miles north

of Lemmon Valley Exit 74 and 0.4 miles north of Bordertown Exit 83.

State Route 28:

– Snowtires or chains required for 26.8 miles between Junction US 50

and Tahoe City California.

State Route 89:

– Chains required except for four wheel drive vehicles for 8.3 miles

between 2.2 miles north of Junction US 50 and Bliss State Park.

– Snowtires or chains required for 60.2 miles between Bliss State Park

and 7 miles north of Calpine California.

State Route 431:

– Snowtires or chains required for 22.1 miles between Junction State

Route 28 and 2.4 miles south of Junction US 395.

California Route 267:

– Chains required except for four wheel drive vehicles for 12.6 miles

between Junction of Interstate 80 at Truckee California and Junction

California 28 at Kings Beach.


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