Traveling in the Sierra had become “dangerous to difficult” due to a dangerous warning of up to 10 feet of snow.

Analysts predict that a Pacific surprise with strong winds and heavy snowfall will be the strongest of the year as it heads toward California and could cause blizzard conditions in the Sierra and the mountains around Lake Tahoe by trip. A 300-mile ( 482-kilometer ) stretch of the Sierra, which starts at 4 a.m. on Thursday and ends at 10 a.m. on Sunday, will be subject to a blizzard warning from the National Weather Service in Reno. Traveling is “extremely harmful possible” from Friday into Saturday night, when the heaviest snowfall is anticipated, according to the weather service, due to widespread blowing snow that may cause “blizzard conditions with white-out conditions and near zero presence.” In towns along Tahoe’s shore, a height of 5 to 10 feet ( 1. 5 to 3 meters ), and winds of more than 100 mph ( 160 kph ) are forecast, along with a height of 5 to 10 feet ( 1. 5 to 3 meters ), according to the service. Road cutbacks and power outages are good. The Reno company cautioned against “do not consider this storm lightly.” There is no denying that” March may be coming in like a cat for the West Coast state,” according to the National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center in College Park, Maryland, which has “impressive winter storms may hammer the Cascades to the Sierra with cold problems” on Wednesday. The Rocky Mountains are receiving a lot of heavier snowfall, and “heavy rainfall is anticipated for the coastal locations between San Francisco and the Olympic Peninsula of Washington,” according to a prospect professor at a winter test atop the Sierra, which is expected to experience some precipitation over the course of three days.” Andrew Schwartz from UC-Berkeley’s Central Sierra Snow Lab, which was established in Soda Springs, California, north of Lake Tahoe, said on Wednesday,” It’s a very severe storm for us.” The Gateway Cafe waiter, Kristin Anderson, said she had already stocked up on food and wood and was filling up her oil tank at the South Lake Tahoe, California, restaurant. ” Last year we had a lot of storms, and the power went out frequently and a lot of people could n’t get out to get food and the grocery stores did n’t have power,” Anderson said.” We’re preparing for that.” ” I’m hoping not a lot of people come here because the streets will be really awful,” said one person. Richard Cunningham said he’s been warned about the potential for a century-long surprise before it became a reality since moving from Las Vegas to Reno in 1997. He said on Wednesday,” Same story, unique day.” The Sierra winter test scientist, who has been monitoring the computer models for the past two weeks, claims that Schwartz’s predictions for snowfall are accurate. He claimed that the snow lab’s predicted total of 6 to 9 feet ( 1. 8 to 2. 8 meters ) is on the lower end of what the models suggest. Great news for skiing resorts in the Tahoe region, where the period started with little winter but has increased significantly in recent weeks as a result of last year’s near record rain. Representatives at Palisades Tahoe ski resort, where a skier was killed last month in an avalanche, stated on their website on Wednesday that they are” thrilled about the idea” of heavy snow while also getting ready for” challenging operating effect.” According to Palisades Tahoe official Patrick Lacey,” there will be soft roads, reduced awareness, and closures on hill passes.”