"Best Hunker Down": Blizzard Pounding Sierra Nevada To Dump 10-Plus Feet Of Snow

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by Tyler Durden
Friday, Mar 01, 2024 - 04:05 PM

A powerful Pacific storm will dump up to 10 feet of snow across the highest elevations of Sierra Nevada through the weekend, forcing residents to already shelter in place. At the same time, at least one Lake Tahoe ski resort closed Friday. 

"Your safe travel window is over in the Sierra," the National Weather Service in Reno warned residents on X on Thursday morning, adding: "Best to hunker down where you are." 

The storm began on Thursday afternoon and is expected to last through the weekend. A blizzard warning covers a 300-mile stretch from north of Lake Tahoe to south of Yosemite National Park.

"We're expecting 5-12 FEET of snow above 5000', locally higher over peaks," the National Weather Service in Sacramento warned on X. 

Here's Fox Weather's latest snowfall forecast for the region. 

"This will be a legitimate blizzard," UCLA climate scientist Daniel Swain said during an online briefing Thursday.