This winter’s first measurable snow is forecasted; the Reno National Weather Service has issued the region’s first winter weather advisory.
Snow is expected above 6000 feet. Some projections predict snow accumulations of 6 to 10 inches west of 395 and up to 4 inches east of the highway. In the highest elevations above 7000ft, mountaintops can see up to 18 inches of snow.
Forecasters predict hazardous travel conditions with this storm, as snow and high winds can cause whiteout conditions.
The advisory is in effect from 4 this afternoon to 4 pm tomorrow.
For Western Plumas County, the winter weather advisory is in effect through 10 pm Thursday, with up to 10 inches above 4000 feet.
The most significant impact on your drive will be overnight tonight into Thursday morning; give yourself extra time if traveling.