The Sierra Avalanche Center issued an avalanche advisory for the Lake Tahoe Basin effective Friday morning.
The advisory, which will remain in effect until 7 a.m. Saturday, is considered "high" above the treeline and near the treeline and "considerable" below the treeline, reports the Sierra Avalanche Center.
Travel is not recommended in high advisory areas and the center urges caution in considerable advisory areas. The center says that both natural and human-triggered avalanches are likely today.
Areas forecasted to receive new snow and high snowfall today will be the most suspectible to avalanches.
The National Weather Service reports 10 to 15 inches of new snow above 8,000 feet and six to eight inches between 6,500 and 8,000 feet elevation. Ten to 28 inches of new snow will accumulate above 7,000 feet by Saturday afternoon.
For more information about weather conditions and travel advisories, visit The Sierra Avalanche Center and the Reno National Weather Service webpages.
- Capital Public Radio Staff