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Sierras Could See Up to 20 Inches of Snow, 95 MPH Wind Gusts

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Eight to 20 inches  of snow is expected in the mountains above 7,000 feet in the Sierra mountains around Lake Tahoe, the National Weather Service says. (Shutterstock)
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RENO — The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for the Lake Tahoe area where more than a foot of snow is possible in the upper elevations with winds gusting up to 95 mph over the ridges of the Sierra.

The advisory is in effect from 4 p.m. Monday through 7 a.m. Tuesday. It stretches as far south as Mammoth Lakes.

Eight to 20 inches  of snow is expected in the mountains above 7,000 feet around Lake Tahoe with up to 3 inches at lake level.

High Wind Advisory Issued

Tahoe is under a high wind advisory from 6 p.m. Monday to 4 a.m. Tuesday with winds gusting up to 55 mph.

The weather service warns that tree limbs could be blown down and power outages are possible.

Meanwhile, unseasonably warm weather is forecast to continue in southern Nevada where Las Vegas set a record early Sunday for the warmest overnight low temperature. The low of 65 degrees Fahrenheit broke the previous record warm low of 60 set in 2007.

Las Vegas’ high temperature was expected in the upper 70s Monday to near 80 under mostly clear skies.

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