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Winter Storm Watch For Sierra; Up To 3 Feet Of Ridgetop Snow

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for Lake Tahoe where as much as 3 feet of snow is possible along Sierra ridgetops by Wednesday.

 

The storm watch goes into effect Tuesday evening through Wednesday night.

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Five to 10 inches of snow is possible at lake level and up to 3 inches below elevations of 6,000 feet.

 

Winds could gust as high as 90 mph along the ridgetops and 45 mph in the valleys.

 

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A winter weather advisory is in effect farther north from 8 p.m. Monday until 11 a.m. Tuesday in eastern Plumas, Sierra and Lassen counties west of the California-Nevada line.