Clear for the hour.
74ºF / 24ºC




Today's Summary: Clear throughout the day.

This Week's Forecast: No precipitation throughout the week.

Seven Day Forecast:
FriHigh 86ºF
Low 59ºF
Clear throughout the day.
SatHigh 68ºF
Low 44ºF
Clear throughout the day.
SunHigh 55ºF
Low 41ºF
Partly cloudy throughout the day.
MonHigh 67ºF
Low 36ºF
Clear throughout the day.
TueHigh 81ºF
Low 44ºF
Clear throughout the day.
WedHigh 86ºF
Low 52ºF
Clear throughout the day.
ThuHigh 87ºF
Low 54ºF
Clear throughout the day.
FriHigh 82ºF
Low 57ºF
Partly cloudy throughout the day.

48 Hour Forecast:
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⚠ Red Flag Warning ⚠
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 9 PM PDT FRIDAY DUE TO GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR THE NORTHERN SIERRA FRONT... The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a Red Flag Warning for gusty winds and low humidity, which is in effect from 11 AM to 9 PM PDT Friday. * Affected Area...Fire Zone 420 Northern Sierra Front including Carson City, Douglas, Storey, Southern Washoe, Eastern Lyon and and Far Southern Lassen Counties. * Winds...Southwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph. * Humidity...10 to 16% * Duration...3 to 6 hours. * Impacts...The combination of gusty winds and low humidity can cause fire to rapidly grow in size and intensity.
Expires:2020-06-05 21:00


⚠ Lake Wind Advisory ⚠
...LAKE WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 8 PM PDT FRIDAY... ...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 8 PM PDT SATURDAY... * WHAT...For the Lake Wind Advisory, southwest winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph expected on Washoe Lake. For the Wind Advisory, southwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph expected. * WHERE...Greater Reno-Carson City-Minden Area. * WHEN...For the Lake Wind Advisory, from 11 AM to 8 PM PDT Friday. For the Wind Advisory, from noon to 8 PM PDT Saturday. * IMPACTS...Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result. Small boats, kayaks and paddle boards will be prone to capsizing on Washoe Lake and should remain off lake waters until conditions improve. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Winds will lead to strong cross winds and could result in travel restrictions along parts of Interstate 580 and Highway 395 through Washoe valley and the Carson Valley.
Expires:2020-06-05 20:00


⚠ Wind Advisory ⚠
...LAKE WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 8 PM PDT FRIDAY... ...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 8 PM PDT SATURDAY... * WHAT...For the Lake Wind Advisory, southwest winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph expected on Washoe Lake. For the Wind Advisory, southwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph expected. * WHERE...Greater Reno-Carson City-Minden Area. * WHEN...For the Lake Wind Advisory, from 11 AM to 8 PM PDT Friday. For the Wind Advisory, from noon to 8 PM PDT Saturday. * IMPACTS...Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result. Small boats, kayaks and paddle boards will be prone to capsizing on Washoe Lake and should remain off lake waters until conditions improve. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Winds will lead to strong cross winds and could result in travel restrictions along parts of Interstate 580 and Highway 395 through Washoe valley and the Carson Valley.
Expires:2020-06-06 20:00




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.