Heavy snow and gusty winds to sweep across Sierra, Tahoe

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Several hours of heavy, wet snow and gusty winds will create dangerous conditions across the Sierra and Tahoe. That's why a Winter Storm Warning and Avalanche Watch will begin Wednesday evening.

The promise of a March Miracle continues Wednesday. The Atmospheric River bringing flooding rain to Southern California and heavy snow to the southern Sierra moves north in the evening.

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A Winter Storm Warning begins at 5 p.m. Wednesday and continues through 5 a.m. Friday. Heavy, wet snow starts sticking around 6,500 feet at 5 p.m. Wednesday. That means pass levels quickly become icy and possibly snowbound. Travel remains very hazardous to nearly impossible during the event.

By the storm's end, 6 to 12 inches of snow accumulates at 6,500 feet with a piling of 1 to 2 feet of snow above 7,500 feet and localized amounts of up to 4 feet.

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This heavy wet snow along with rain and wind create a considerable to high avalanche danger. An Avalanche Watch also begins at 5 p.m. Wednesday and continues until 7 a.m. Friday.

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