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137 MPH Wind Gust at Tahoe Resort; Chains on I-80 in Sierra

RENO, Nev. — Chains or snow tires are required on much of U.S. Interstate 80 in the Sierra and most highways around Lake Tahoe after a winter storm packing snow and winds in excess of 130 mph blew through the region. A weather advisory for the Reno-Tahoe area expired at...

Fresno CHP's Message to Mountain Drivers: Chains Required!

The Fresno office of the California Highway Patrol used social media Wednesday morning to warn about the dangers of driving in snowy conditions in the foothills and mountains. The CHP's main message in the midst of the Valley's first winter weather event: "Yes really! Chains ARE required." The CHP also...

Sun Soaks Valley Floor, But More Snow Headed to Sierra

Thursday brought a classic winter day to the Valley floor. Sunshine, temperatures in the mid-50s, little to no wind. But rain likely will return Friday and continue through Sunday. Up in the Sierra, it was a different story, as snow continued falling Thursday. Calling it a "winter wonderland" doesn't quite...