California Highway Conditions - http://www.dot.ca.gov/cgi-bin/roads.cgi
Nevada Highway Conditions - http://www.safetravelusa.com/nv/
National Weather Service - http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick...ld2=-119.81278
If y'all are driving in for FEGA, I would suggest you bring tire chains or cables, a good sense of humor, and an abundance of patience. If you have an all-wheel or 4-wheel drive vehicle, this is a good time to use it.
They do try VERY HARD to keep I-80 open, but the weather forecast would suggest that some delays and short closures may well occur.
If you don't want to, or can't, put on your tire chains by yourself, I hear there are entrepreneurs waiting in the chain pull-off areas, who will happily install or remove your chains for a fee (don't know if they take credit cards...).
Once you get here, being in the self-contained hotel will be good. Should we get snow in town, I-80 is just about the only road which IS well-cleared - a lot of the side streets never get scraped. (and BTW, my family and friends like the buffet at the Nugget - espec. the breakfast buffet. Tasty.)
Katherine's plan for using the bus over the Sierras sounds like a good one, too. Even if you still face some delays, at least you might be stuck with some fellow engravers...
Travel safe, and see you soon.