Blizzard Warning As Storm Packing Up To 10 Feet Of Snow Moves Into Sierra

"RENO, Nev. — Much of the Sierra Nevada was under a blizzard warning Thursday as a storm that forecasters say is shaping up to be the strongest of the season began to blow into the region.

As much as 10 feet (3 meters) of snow is possible in the mountains around Lake Tahoe by the weekend, forecasters say.

Widespread blowing snow with winds gusting up to 100 mph (160 kph) over Sierra ridgetops will create blizzard conditions with white-out conditions and near-zero visibility, making travel “dangerous to impossible” Friday into Saturday morning, when the heaviest snow is expected, the National Weather Service said."

Olga R. Rodriguez and Scott Sonner report for the Associated Press February 29, 2024.

Source: AP, 03/01/2024