Foggy for the hour.
33ºF / 1ºC

Today's Summary: Rain (with a chance of 1–4 in. of snow) throughout the day.

This Week's Forecast: Mixed precipitation today through Monday.

Seven Day Forecast:
WedHigh 41ºF
Low 31ºF
Rain (with a chance of 1–2 in. of snow) throughout the day.
ThuHigh 40ºF
Low 32ºF
Rain (with a chance of 1–3 in. of snow) until evening.
FriHigh 38ºF
Low 24ºF
Partly cloudy throughout the day.
SatHigh 39ºF
Low 21ºF
Clear throughout the day.
SunHigh 39ºF
Low 23ºF
Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
MonHigh 41ºF
Low 27ºF
Possible light rain in the afternoon and evening.
TueHigh 35ºF
Low 26ºF
Partly cloudy throughout the day.
WedHigh 29ºF
Low 15ºF
Clear throughout the day.

48 Hour Forecast:
7PM33ºFPossible Light Rain8PM34ºFPossible Light Rain9PM37ºFRain10PM38ºFRain11PM37ºFRain12AM34ºFRain1AM34ºFRain2AM38ºFRain3AM39ºFRain4AM39ºFRain5AM38ºFRain6AM36ºFRain
7AM34ºFRain8AM33ºFRain9AM33ºFSnow10AM33ºFSnow11AM33ºFSnow12PM34ºFSnow1PM36ºFRain2PM37ºFRain3PM38ºFRain4PM38ºFPossible Light Rain5PM38ºFPossible Light Rain6PM38ºFPossible Light Rain
7PM38ºFPossible Light Rain8PM39ºFFoggy9PM39ºFOvercast10PM39ºFOvercast11PM38ºFOvercast12AM38ºFOvercast1AM37ºFOvercast2AM36ºFOvercast3AM34ºFFoggy4AM32ºFOvercast5AM29ºFOvercast6AM27ºFOvercast
7AM25ºFMostly Cloudy8AM25ºFMostly Cloudy9AM26ºFMostly Cloudy10AM28ºFPartly Cloudy11AM30ºFClear12PM33ºFPartly Cloudy1PM36ºFClear2PM37ºFClear3PM37ºFPartly Cloudy4PM36ºFClear5PM34ºFClear6PM32ºFClear

⚠ Winter Storm Warning ⚠
...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST THURSDAY... * CHANGES...Snowfall wording adjusted for additional amounts. * WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Additional snow accumulations of 4 to 12 inches with the highest totals likely to occur in areas such as: Verdi, Caughlin Ranch, Somersett, Galena, the west side of Carson City, and along Jacks Valley and Foothill roads in Douglas County. Winds gusting as high as 40 mph may lead to localized whiteout conditions. * WHERE...Greater Reno-Carson City-Minden Area. * WHEN...until 4 PM PST Thursday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Moderate to heavy snow will produce difficult travel conditions into early Thursday morning. * IMPACTS...Dangerous travel conditions for Thursday morning commutes as well as the Wednesday evening commute.
Expires:2021-01-28 16:00

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.