It's Currently:

22ºF / -5ºC

Today's Summary: Breezy starting tonight, continuing until tomorrow morning, and light snow (< 1 in.) tomorrow morning.

This Week's Forecast: Snow (4-8 in.) tomorrow through Friday, with temperatures falling to 33F on Tuesday.

Seven Day Forecast
SunHigh 51ºF
Low 21ºF
Partly cloudy starting in the afternoon and breezy overnight.
MonHigh 34ºF
Low 23ºF
Snow (1–3 in.) until evening.
TueHigh 33ºF
Low 10ºF
Partly cloudy in the morning.
WedHigh 42ºF
Low 17ºF
Mostly cloudy throughout the day and windy overnight.
ThuHigh 42ºF
Low 29ºF
Snow (1–2 in.) in the morning and overnight and windy throughout the day.
FriHigh 36ºF
Low 27ºF
Snow (1–2 in.) in the morning and evening.
SatHigh 37ºF
Low 20ºF
Partly cloudy in the morning.
SunHigh 42ºF
Low 15ºF
Clear throughout the day.

⚠ Special Weather Statement ⚠
...SNOW EXPECTED TO BRING SLICK TRAVEL CONDITIONS MONDAY, WITH A STRONGER WINTER STORM BECOMING MORE LIKELY BY THURSDAY AND FRIDAY... An active weather pattern is expected for the upcoming week as two storm systems affect the Sierra and western Nevada. The first storm will bring snow to far northeast California by late tonight, then spread south and east overnight into Monday. Winter Weather advisories are in effect for northeast California, northwest Nevada and the Lake Tahoe Area, where snowfall amounts are most likely to range from several inches up to 1 foot. For the remainder of western Nevada and into Mono County, overall snowfall amounts are not expected to be as significant, but there remains a possibility for portions of these areas to receive short periods of moderate to heavy snowfall, producing poor visibility and slick travel conditions. Now is the time to ensure your vehicle is ready for winter driving. Expect extra travel time and adjust plans for both the morning (Sierra and NE California) and afternoon (Western Nevada) commutes on Monday. Across lower elevations, roads could become icy and dangerous by Monday evening as temperatures drop below freezing. For Thursday and Friday, a stronger Pacific storm will arrive with gusty winds, rain and snow. Significant snowfall is likely in the Sierra Thursday into Friday night. Rain and snow are likely in Western Nevada with some snow accumulation possible late Thursday night into Friday on the valley floors. Details on snowfall will become clearer as we get closer to the event so be sure to check back each day for updated information on this developing storm.
Expires:2018-02-25 16:00

Current Road Conditions

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.

Check out the big map here.

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