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Blizzard warning issued for Lake Tahoe region

Here's the timing of when rain, snow will roll in (February 28-March 2, 2018)

The biggest storm of the season was set to blow into Northern California on Wednesday, bringing as much as 7 feet of snow to the Sierra Nevada, gusting winds and a mountain's worth of problems for motorists through much of the weekend.
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The biggest storm of the season was set to blow into Northern California on Wednesday, bringing as much as 7 feet of snow to the Sierra Nevada, gusting winds and a mountain's worth of problems for motorists through much of the weekend.

The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for the Lake Tahoe area, effective from 8 a.m. Thursday to 4 a.m. Friday.

Included are the cities of South Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Stateline and Incline Village.

Strong winds and heavy snowfall rates will cause whiteout conditions with blowing snow, the statement warns. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 5 feet are forecast in the high Sierra, at elevations above 7,000 feet, with 1 to 3 feet of snow at the 6,000 foot level, including the Lake Tahoe Basin.

Motorists are warned that travel will be difficult to impossible in the area, especially Thursday into Friday morning, with the potential for significant reductions in visibility. High winds also are likely to damage trees and power lines.





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