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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
429 AM PST FRI JAN 20 2017

...MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS EXPECTED IN THE MOUNTAINS
OF VENTURA AND LOS ANGELES COUNTIES THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING...

.PERIODS OF SNOW WILL BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES IN THE MOUNTAINS THIS
MORNING AND CONTINUE THROUGH THIS EVENING. NUMEROUS SNOW SHOWERS
WILL THEN CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING. SNOW LEVELS WILL BE
BETWEEN 5500 AND 6500 FEET TODAY...THEN WILL LOWER TO BETWEEN 4000
AND 5000 FEET TONIGHT AND EARLY SATURDAY. THERE IS A SMALL CHANCE
THAT SNOW COULD CAUSE TRAVEL PROBLEMS LATE TONIGHT AND SATURDAY
MORNING ON PORTIONS OF INTERSTATE 5 THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE...AND
MORE LIKELY ON HIGHWAY 33 IN VENTURA COUNTY.

ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 5 TO 10 INCHES ARE EXPECTED ABOVE
6000 FEET...WITH LOCAL ADDITIONAL SNOWFALL UP TO 16 INCHES ABOVE
7000 FEET.

SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 65 MPH WILL
AFFECT THE MOUNTAINS TODAY...THEN WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 35
MPH WITH GUSTS TO 60 MPH ARE EXPECTED TONIGHT.

ANOTHER POWERFUL STORM WILL AFFECT THE REGION SUNDAY INTO MONDAY.
SNOW LEVELS WITH THAT STORM ARE EXPECTED TO BE RATHER HIGH...AT
LEAST INITIALLY...MAINLY ABOVE 8500 FEET. THEREFORE... LITTLE TO
NO SNOW ACCUMULATION IS EXPECTED FROM THAT SYSTEM UNTIL SUNDAY
NIGHT AND MONDAY WHEN COLDER AIR ARRIVES.

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VENTURA COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
LOS ANGELES COUNTY MOUNTAINS EXCLUDING THE SANTA MONICA RANGE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LOCKWOOD VALLEY...MOUNT PINOS...ACTON...
MOUNT WILSON...SANDBERG
429 AM PST FRI JAN 20 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM PST
SATURDAY...

* TIMING...PERIODS OF SNOW WILL BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES THIS MORNING
  THEN CONTINUE THROUGH THIS EVENING. NUMEROUS SNOW SHOWERS ARE
  EXPECTED TONIGHT AND EARLY SATURDAY.

* SNOW LEVELS...BETWEEN 5500 AND 6500 FEET TODAY...THEN BETWEEN
  4000 AND 5000 FEET TONIGHT AND EARLY SATURDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...5 TO 10 INCHES ABOVE 6000 FEET THROUGH
  SATURDAY MORNING...WITH LOCAL ADDITIONAL SNOWFALL UP TO 16
  INCHES ABOVE 7000 FEET. LIGHT ACCUMULATIONS ARE POSSIBLE BETWEEN
  4000 AND 5000 FEET LATE TONIGHT INTO EARLY SATURDAY.

* WINDS...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST 25 TO 40 MPH WITH DAMAGING GUSTS TO
  65 MPH TODAY...BECOMING WEST TO NORTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH
  GUSTS TO 60 MPH LATER TODAY INTO TONIGHT.

* IMPACTS...PERIODS OF SNOW...GUSTY WINDS...AND LOW VISIBILITIES
  WILL MAKE FOR DANGEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS AND COULD LEAD TO
  TRAVEL PROBLEMS ON HIGHER MOUNTAIN ROADS. THERE IS A SMALL
  CHANCE THAN SNOW COULD AFFECT TRAVEL ACROSS INTERSTATE 5 NEAR
  THE GRAPEVINE LATE TONIGHT INTO EARLY SATURDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

ONLY TRAVEL INTO THE MOUNTAINS IN AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST
TRAVEL...CHECK THE LATEST ROAD REPORTS BEFORE DEPARTING. KEEP AN
EMERGENCY KIT IN YOUR VEHICLE WHICH INCLUDES A FLASHLIGHT... FOOD
AND WATER... EXTRA CLOTHES AND BLANKETS... AND TIRE CHAINS.

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DB/CAK


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