Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
456 PM PST WED JAN 18 2017

...HEAVY MOUNTAIN SNOW POSSIBLE TODAY INTO THURSDAY...

.THE FIRST IN A SERIES OF WINTER STORMS WILL IMPACT NORTHERN
CALIFORNIA TODAY INTO THURSDAY. SNOW LEVELS WILL FLUCTUATE
BETWEEN 2500 TO 4500 FEET. 1 TO 2 FEET OF SNOW POSSIBLE ABOVE
4500 FEET, WITH OVER 3 FEET POSSIBLE ALONG THE HIGHER PEAKS.
ADDITIONAL...WINTER STORMS ARE LIKELY TO BRING HEAVY MOUNTAIN SNOW
LATER THIS WEEK.

CAZ068-069-191200-
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WESTERN PLUMAS COUNTY/LASSEN PARK-
WEST SLOPE NORTHERN SIERRA NEVADA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF CHESTER, QUINCY, AND BLUE CANYON
456 PM PST WED JAN 18 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON PST
THURSDAY...

* MAIN IMPACTS: TRAVELERS MAY EXPERIENCE HAZARDOUS TRAVEL
  CONDITIONS AND LONG DELAYS. CHAIN RESTRICTIONS LIKELY. SNOW
  AND BLOWING SNOW MAY BRING PERIODS OF NEAR WHITE-OUT
  CONDITIONS.

* CONFIDENCE...HIGH.

* TIMING...THROUGH MIDDAY THURSDAY.

* LOCATIONS...LASSEN PARK...INTERSTATE 80 OVER DONNER PASS...
  HIGHWAY 50 OVER ECHO SUMMIT...HIGHWAY 88 OVER CARSON PASS.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...1 TO 2 FEET OF SNOW POSSIBLE ABOVE 4500
  FEET, WITH OVER THREE FEET POSSIBLE ALONG THE HIGHER PEAKS. 3
  TO 6 INCHES POSSIBLE ABOVE 3500 FEET.

* OTHER IMPACTS...STRONG WINDS WITH GUSTS UP TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE
THIS EVENING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING.  SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF
SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN
AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL, KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT, FOOD,
AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

&&

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

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SHASTA LAKE AREA / NORTHERN SHASTA COUNTY-
BURNEY BASIN / EASTERN SHASTA COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF SHASTA DAM AND BURNEY
456 PM PST WED JAN 18 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST THURSDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SACRAMENTO HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR THE MOUNTAINS OF SHASTA COUNTY INCLUDING THE
BURNEY BASIN WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST THURSDAY.

* TIMING...THROUGH 4M THURSDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...2 TO 5 INCHES OF SNOW POSSIBLE ABOVE 2500
  FEET, WITH OVER A FOOT POSSIBLE ABOVE 5000 FT.

* MAIN IMPACT...SLIPPERY SNOW COVERED ROADS WITH POSSIBLE CHAIN
  CONDITIONS NEEDED.

* OTHER IMPACTS...SNOW COVERED ROADS NORTH OF SHASTA DAM ON I-5,
  HIGHWAY 299 AND IN THE BURNEY BASIN. SNOW LEVEL MAINLY ABOVE
  2500 FEET BUT LOCALLY LOWER ALONG I-5.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES, AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

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