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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Sacramento CA
403 AM PDT Thu Mar 23 2017

...Another round of snow for the Sierra passes...

.A Pacific frontal system is forecast to move through northern
California late tonight and Friday. This moderately cool system
will bring snowfall down to the Sierra passes and will likely
impact travel Friday through Saturday morning. In addition to the
snowfall, gusty winds are likely at times especially on Friday. If
planning travel through the Sierra Cascade range tonight through
early Saturday, expect delays and chain controls. Be prepared and
check the latest weather and road reports before departure.

CAZ068-240045-
/O.NEW.KSTO.WS.A.0011.170324T0600Z-170325T1200Z/
Western Plumas County/Lassen Park-
Including the cities of Chester and Quincy
403 AM PDT Thu Mar 23 2017

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE
FRIDAY NIGHT ABOVE 5000 FEET...

* TIMING...Snowfall begining late this evening and lasting through
  Saturday morning.

* SNOW AMOUNTS...8 TO 12 INCHES ABOVE 5000 FEET WITH UP TO TWO
  FEET HIGHEST ELEVATIONS.

* MAIN IMPACT...HEAVY SNOW OVER THE PASSES WITH TRAVEL DELAYS AND
  CHAIN CONTROLS EXPECTED.

* OTHER IMPACTS...Gusty winds up to 35 mph highest elevations
  causing white-out conditions at times.

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.

&&

$$

CAZ069-240045-
/O.NEW.KSTO.WS.A.0011.170324T1200Z-170325T1200Z/
West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada-
Including the city of Blue Canyon
403 AM PDT Thu Mar 23 2017

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE
FRIDAY NIGHT ABOVE 6000 FEET...

* TIMING...Snowfall begining late tonight and lasting through
  Saturday morning.

* SNOW AMOUNTS...8 TO 13 INCHES ABOVE 6000 FEET.

* MAIN IMPACT...HEAVY SNOW OVER THE PASSES WITH TRAVEL DELAYS AND
  CHAIN CONTROLS EXPECTED.

* OTHER IMPACTS...Gusty winds up to 45 mph highest elevations
  causing white-out conditions at times.

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.

&&

$$



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