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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
1157 AM PDT THU OCT 30 2014

...SIGNIFICANT EARLY SEASON SIERRA SNOW FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY...

.A PACIFIC COLD FRONT WILL TRACK EASTWARD ACROSS NORTHERN
CALIFORNIA FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY. THIS STORM WILL HAVE ENOUGH
MOISTURE TO BRING SEVERAL INCHES OR MORE OF SNOW TO THE WESTERN
SIERRA SLOPES ABOVE 6000 FT AND PRIMARILY SOUTH OF PLUMAS COUNTY.
HOWEVER, THE LASSEN NATIONAL PARK REGION MAY HAVE SOME MODERATE
IMPACTS DUE TO SNOW. MAIN IMPACT WILL BE TRAVEL ACROSS THE SIERRA
INCLUDING HIGHWAY 50 AND INTERSTATE 80. THE BULK OF SNOW IS
EXPECTED FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING. MOTORISTS
SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS.

CAZ068-302000-
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WESTERN PLUMAS COUNTY/LASSEN PARK-
1157 AM PDT THU OCT 30 2014

...WINTER STORM WATCH IS CANCELLED...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SACRAMENTO HAS CANCELLED THE
WINTER STORM WATCH.

LATEST FORECAST SNOW ACCUMULATIONS DO NOT SHOW WIDESPREAD COVERAGE
FOR WESTERN PLUMAS COUNTY. HOWEVER, LOCAL AREAS WITHIN LASSEN PARK
MAY GET A FEW INCHES OF SNOW ACCUMULATION THAT COULD MODERATELY
IMPACT TRAVEL.

INTERACT WITH US VIA SOCIAL MEDIA
WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/NWS.SACRAMENTO
WWW.TWITTER.COM/NWSSACRAMENTO

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WEST SLOPE NORTHERN SIERRA NEVADA-
1157 AM PDT THU OCT 30 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM FRIDAY TO 2 PM PDT
SATURDAY ABOVE 6000 FEET...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SACRAMENTO HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING ABOVE 6000 FEET FOR SNOW...WHICH
IS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM FRIDAY TO 2 PM PDT SATURDAY. THE WINTER
STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* IMPACTS: MODERATE TRAVEL PROBLEMS LIKELY. MOTORISTS MAY
  EXPERIENCE VERY LONG DELAYS. CHAIN RESTRICTIONS ARE PROBABLE
  ESPECIALLY FOR TRUCKS. REDUCED VISIBILITY DURING HEAVIER SNOW
  WILL MAKE DRIVING HAZARDOUS.

* CONFIDENCE: HIGH CONFIDENCE THAT SNOW WILL OCCUR ABOVE 6000 FT.
  MEDIUM CONFIDENCE IN AMOUNTS AND TIMING.

* TIMING: THE BULK OF SNOW IS EXPECTED BETWEEN 5 PM FRIDAY TO 11
  AM SATURDAY... BUT LIGHTER SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL OCCUR
  BEFORE AND AFTER THIS TIMEFRAME.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE: DONNER PASS...ECHO SUMMIT...CARSON
  PASS...HIGHWAY 50...INTERSTATE 80.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 4 TO 8 INCHES ABOVE 6000 FT WITH LOCALLY HIGHER
  AMOUNTS CLOSER TO THE CREST.

* FOR A DETAILED VIEW OF THE HAZARD AREA...VISIT
  HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SACRAMENTO/HAZARDS.



PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST
FORECASTS.

&&

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW...
SLEET...AND ICE ARE EXPECTED. MODERATE TO STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO
POSSIBLE ACROSS RIDGETOPS. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL HAZARDOUS.


&&

INTERACT WITH US VIA SOCIAL MEDIA
WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/NWS.SACRAMENTO
WWW.TWITTER.COM/NWSSACRAMENTO

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