Mostly cloudy for the hour.
28ºF / -2ºC

Today's Summary: Snow (< 1 in.) starting tonight.

This Week's Forecast: Snow (5–8 in.) throughout the week, with high temperatures bottoming out at 26°F on Tuesday.

Seven Day Forecast:
SatHigh 36ºF
Low 23ºF
Partly cloudy throughout the day.
SunHigh 31ºF
Low 21ºF
Snow (< 1 in.) in the morning.
MonHigh 32ºF
Low 15ºF
Partly cloudy in the morning.
TueHigh 26ºF
Low 7ºF
Partly cloudy throughout the day.
WedHigh 34ºF
Low 12ºF
Snow (< 1 in.) in the evening.
ThuHigh 29ºF
Low 9ºF
Snow (1–2 in.) in the morning.
FriHigh 31ºF
Low 2ºF
Partly cloudy in the morning.
SatHigh 38ºF
Low 12ºF
Snow (< 1 in.) starting in the evening.

48 Hour Forecast:
7AM28ºFMostly Cloudy8AM29ºFMostly Cloudy9AM30ºFMostly Cloudy10AM33ºFMostly Cloudy11AM35ºFMostly Cloudy12PM36ºFMostly Cloudy1PM36ºFPartly Cloudy2PM35ºFPartly Cloudy3PM34ºFPartly Cloudy4PM33ºFPossible Light Snow5PM32ºFPartly Cloudy6PM29ºFPartly Cloudy
7PM27ºFClear8PM25ºFPartly Cloudy9PM25ºFPartly Cloudy10PM24ºFPartly Cloudy11PM23ºFPartly Cloudy12AM23ºFPartly Cloudy1AM23ºFPartly Cloudy2AM23ºFPartly Cloudy3AM23ºFPossible Light Snow4AM22ºFSnow5AM22ºFSnow6AM21ºFSnow
7AM21ºFSnow8AM22ºFPossible Light Snow9AM24ºFPossible Light Snow10AM26ºFPartly Cloudy11AM27ºFPartly Cloudy12PM29ºFMostly Cloudy1PM30ºFMostly Cloudy2PM31ºFMostly Cloudy3PM30ºFMostly Cloudy4PM30ºFMostly Cloudy5PM28ºFMostly Cloudy6PM26ºFMostly Cloudy
7PM25ºFMostly Cloudy8PM24ºFPartly Cloudy9PM23ºFPartly Cloudy10PM22ºFPartly Cloudy11PM21ºFPartly Cloudy12AM19ºFPartly Cloudy1AM19ºFMostly Cloudy2AM18ºFMostly Cloudy3AM17ºFMostly Cloudy4AM17ºFPartly Cloudy5AM16ºFPartly Cloudy6AM15ºFPartly Cloudy

Current Road Conditions

Check out the big map here.

A few words about Chain Control...

You can check the current status of chain control on the above map. In the winter time, you may see a pin (most likely on the town of Truckee) which mentions R1, R2, or R3. These are those definitions according to CHP:

  • R1: Chains are required on all vehicles except passenger vehicles and light-duty trucks under 6,000 pounds gross weight and equipped with snow tires1 on at least two drive wheels. Chains must be carried by vehicles using snow tires. All vehicles towing trailers must have chains on one drive axle. Trailers with brakes must have chains on at least one axle.
  • R2: Chains or traction devices2 are required on all vehicles except four wheel/all wheel drive vehicles with snow-tread tires on all four wheels.
    NOTE: (Four wheel/all wheel drive vehicles must carry traction devices in chain control areas.)
  • R3: Chains or traction devices are required on all vehicles, no exceptions.

A few words from me...
This site is a pet project of Ray Fannon.

In addition to being a photography nerd I'm also a real life nerd. Check out my photography and timelapse media. You can buy prints or license videos directly from my site. If you're in the market for a nerd use the contact page on my site. I'm always on the hunt for new projects or things to film.

I built this site to give me an idea, at a glance, what weather conditions are going to look like. One day a friend asked me if there were going to be chain requirements for him while traveling over the passes, so I decided to integrate CHP and NDOT data feeds into a map. This site is powered by the Dark Sky API.

A few years ago I came across the AlertTahoe webcams. This is a pretty cool site (although a bit of a clunky user interface), which shows webcams all over California and Nevada (now Oregon and Idaho too).

Honorable mentions: Is California On Fire?, and Is It Snowing In Portland?. You guys were the inspiration for this site.