Sierra Winter Storm Warning For Thanksgiving Travelers

Driving in the Sierra is going to be pretty dicey

By Marilyn Nelson on November 25, 2019
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We haven’t gotten a single drop of rain in the Sacramento Valley the entire month of November, but that’s about to change. Rain is moving into the valley Tuesday – which is great – but it’s going to wreak havoc in the Sierra for holiday travelers. 

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the greater Lake Tahoe/Reno area beginning Tuesday afternoon at 4 p.m. through Thanksgiving Day. Travel is expected to be very difficult to impossible.

Expect chain controls, significant delays and even road closures. Two to three feet of snow is expected above 3000-35000 feet.

Now is the time to adjust your holiday plans accordingly!

If you still plan on making the trip, make sure to pack an emergency kit. Along with tire chains, your emergency kit should include warm blankets, phone charger, batteries, flashlight, first aid kit, non-perishable food, extra clothes, sand or cat litter for traction, shovel, windshield scraper and brush, tool kit with a knife, battery booster cables and a water container. 

Planning on traveling for the holidays? Make sure to pack a winter emergency kit! There is the potential for some snow…

Posted by US National Weather Service Sacramento California on Thursday, November 21, 2019

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