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Snowstorm headed to Truckee, Tahoe region later this week

An incoming winter storm is forecast to drop from 1-2 feet of snow above 6,500 feet later this week in the Truckee and Tahoe region, the National Weather Service Office in Reno said on Tuesday, Jan. 16.

As a result, a winter storm watch has been issued from noon on Thursday, Jan. 18, to 4 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 19.

A total of 3-6 inches of snow is possible between 4,500 feet and 5,000 feet, with 6-12 inches between 5,500 feet and 6,500 feet. Thursday evening and Friday morning are the most likely times for snow.

"Significant reductions in visibility are possible in areas of heavy snow and blowing snow," the National Weather Service Office said in a statement.

"Power outages will be possible, especially Thursday in the Sierra Valley and along Highway 395 between Susanville and the Nevada State Line. Sierra ridges gusts expected to exceed 100 mph."