Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
Issued by NWS Sacramento, CA

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
301 PM PST TUE JAN 17 2017

...HEAVY MOUNTAIN SNOW POSSIBLE WEDNESDAY INTO THURSDAY...

.THE FIRST IN A SERIES OF WINTER STORMS WILL IMPACT NORTHERN
CALIFORNIA WEDNESDAY INTO THURSDAY. SNOW LEVELS ARE FORECAST TO
START OUT BETWEEN 5000 AND 6000 FEET WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THEN
LOWER SLOWLY TO AROUND 4000 FEET BY MID DAY THURSDAY. 6 TO 12
INCHES OF SNOW ARE POSSIBLE ABOVE 4500 FEET, WITH OVER A FOOT AND
A HALF POSSIBLE ALONG THE HIGHER PEAKS. A FEW FEET OF SNOW
ACCUMULATION ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS LASSEN PARK. ADDITIONAL WINTER
STORMS ARE LIKELY TO BRING HEAVY MOUNTAIN SNOW LATE THIS WEEK.

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WESTERN PLUMAS COUNTY/LASSEN PARK-
WEST SLOPE NORTHERN SIERRA NEVADA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF CHESTER, QUINCY, AND BLUE CANYON
301 PM PST TUE JAN 17 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM WEDNESDAY TO NOON
PST THURSDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SACRAMENTO HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM
WEDNESDAY TO NOON PST THURSDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO
LONGER IN EFFECT.


* 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...MIDDAY WEDNESDAY THROUGH MIDDAY THURSDAY.

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

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 TO 12 INCHES OF SNOW POSSIBLE ABOVE 4500
  FEET, WITH OVER A FOOT AND A HALF OF SNOW POSSIBLE ALONG THE
  HIGHER PEAKS. A FEW FEET OF SNOW ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS LASSEN
  PARK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW AND GUSTY WINDS 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

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.

&&

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