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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
354 AM PST SUN DEC 11 2016

...WINTER STORM HEADED FOR INTERIOR NORTHERN CALIFORNIA TUESDAY
AND WEDNESDAY...

.A WET STORM SYSTEM HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BRING 1 TO 2 FEET OF WET
SNOW AT AND ABOVE PASS LEVELS FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. THE HEAVIEST SNOW IS EXPECTED AROUND MID DAY
TUESDAY BRINGING TREACHEROUS CONDITIONS FOR MOUNTAIN TRAVEL. IN
ADDITION TO THE SNOW...BREEZY WINDS MAY CAUSE WHITE OUT CONDITIONS
AT TIMES.

SNOW LEVELS ARE EXPECTED TO BE INITIALLY AROUND 4000
FEET OVER THE MOUNTAINS OF WESTERN PLUMAS COUNTY TO AROUND 5000
FEET OVER THE NORTHERN SIERRA...THEN RISE TO AROUND PASS LEVELS
ON WEDNESDAY. ANOTHER SYSTEM COULD BRING ADDITIONAL SNOWFALL ON
THURSDAY.

CAZ068-120000-
/O.NEW.KSTO.WS.A.0011.161213T1400Z-161215T0000Z/
WESTERN PLUMAS COUNTY/LASSEN PARK-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF CHESTER AND QUINCY
354 AM PST SUN DEC 11 2016

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SACRAMENTO HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WATCH, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

* MAIN IMPACTS: SLIPPERY ROADS, LOW VISIBILITY. CHAIN RESTRICTIONS
  PROBABLE.

* CONFIDENCE...MODERATE FOR AMOUNTS AND TIMING

* TIMING...STARTING TUESDAY MORNING AND PEAKING AROUND MID DAY.
  SNOW LEVELS START AROUND 4000 FEET AND RISE ABOVE 6000 FEET
  TUESDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY.

* LOCATIONS...WESTERN PLUMAS COUNTY AND LASSEN PARK AT
  ELEVATIONS ABOVE 4000 FEET...HIGHWAY 89/36 MORGAN SUMMIT...
  HIGHWAY 70... CHESTER...MINERAL

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...4 TO 8 INCHES ABOVE 4000 FEET...UP TO 1 TO
  2 FEET OVER HIGHER ELEVATIONS

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

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

$$

CAZ069-120000-
/O.NEW.KSTO.WS.A.0011.161213T1400Z-161215T0000Z/
WEST SLOPE NORTHERN SIERRA NEVADA-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF BLUE CANYON
354 AM PST SUN DEC 11 2016

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SACRAMENTO HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WATCH, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

* MAIN IMPACTS: SLIPPERY ROADS, LOW VISIBILITY. CHAIN RESTRICTIONS
  PROBABLE.

* CONFIDENCE...MODERATE FOR AMOUNTS AND TIMING

* TIMING...STARTING TUESDAY MORNING AND PEAKING AROUND MID DAY.
  SNOW LEVELS START AROUND 5000 FEET AND RISE TO AROUND 7000 FEET TUESDAY
  NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY.

* LOCATIONS...THE WEST SLOPE OF THE NORTHERN SIERRA INCLUDING
  BLUE CANYON AND DONNER SUMMIT ON INTERSTATE 80 AND ECHO SUMMIT
  ON HIGHWAY 50.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...4 TO 8 INCHES ABOVE 5000 FEET WITH 1 TO 2
  FEET AT AND ABOVE PASS LEVELS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

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

$$
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