Current Conditions

Fires and Emergencies

When a large fire or emergency occurs on the Forest, we will provide up-to date information on our Incident site via this link: InciWeb


Weather conditions vary across the Forest, where elevation ranges from 1,500 feet in the American River Canyon to over 9,400 feet over Mount Lola at the Sierra Nevada crest. Be prepared for sudden changes in weather. Check the forecast before you adventure out.

Weather presented through USDA Forest Service sites is public domain and derived from data from the National Weather Service. The USDA Forest Service is not responsible for the accuracy of this data.

Current Weather Forecast

Truckee Area Weather (Natl. Weather Service Point Forecast)
Blue Canyon/Emigrant Gap Area (Natl. Weather Service Point Forecast)
Tahoe NF Fire Weather (NOAA)
National Weather Service-- Sacramento
Sierra Avalanche Center

Snow Conditions

Check out the Snow Depth Map for current information and links to data sites for up to the moment snowfall information.

Central Sierra Avalanche Advisory

This avalanche advisory is updated daily during winter storm cycles. It may not be updated between weather events.

Winter Safety

Here's some helpful information about winter travel:

State Highway Information

Snowblower clearning the road after a storm.[Photo: Snow Plow]

California Department of Transportation (CalTrans) maintains and operates the State Highways within the National Forest. Current Highway conditions are available through the Caltrans Quick Map

Follow this link for information on national forest roads.  

Reservoir and Lake Storage Data

This is a California Department of Water Resources site. Information on the current water storage levels and total capacities on the major reservoirs in California such as, Boca Reservoir, Bowman Lake, French Meadows Reservoir, Jackson Meadows Reservoir, New Bullards Bar Reservoir,  Prosser Reservior and Stampede Reservoir is available.