Winter Storm Watch for higher elevations of Placer, El Dorado, Nevada counties on Wednesday

November 19, 2018 – Winter Storm Watch in effect from Wednesday afternoon through late Wednesday night above 7000 feet.

WHAT: Heavy snow possible above 7000 feet. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 12 inches above 8000 feet. Between 7000 and 8000 feet 4 to 8 inches are possible with 4 inches or less below 7000 feet. Winds could gust as high as 60 mph through passes and over ridge lines.

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WHERE: Greater Lake Tahoe Area and Mono County.

WHEN: From Wednesday afternoon through late Wednesday night.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS: Travel could be very difficult over the Mt. Rose Highway, Carson Pass and Monitor Pass. Expect Ebbetts Pass, Sonora Pass and Tioga Pass to close. Holiday travelers should be prepared for long delays on Interstate 80 and Highway 50.