Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Sacramento, CA

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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Sacramento CA
212 PM PST Mon Jan 15 2018

Shasta Lake Area / Northern Shasta County-
Burney Basin / Eastern Shasta County-Northern Sacramento Valley-
Central Sacramento Valley-Southern Sacramento Valley-
Carquinez Strait and Delta-Northern San Joaquin Valley-
Mountains Southwestern Shasta County to Northern Lake County-
Clear Lake/Southern Lake County-
Northeast Foothills/Sacramento Valley-Motherlode-
Western Plumas County/Lassen Park-
West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada-
Including the cities of Shasta Dam, Burney, Redding, Red Bluff,
Chico, Oroville, Marysville/Yuba City, Sacramento,
Fairfield/Suisun, Stockton, Modesto, Alder Springs, Lakeport,
Paradise, Grass Valley, Jackson, Chester, Quincy, and Blue Canyon
212 PM PST Mon Jan 15 2018

...Wet Weather Pattern this Week...

Several storms will move through the region this week and early
next week. The first storm tonight and Tuesday will have high
snow levels near major or above Sierra pass levels for most of
the storm and rainfall amounts will be relatively light. A
stronger system with lowering snow levels is expected Wednesday
night through Friday of this week. More precipitation is expected
with this system with several inches of snow possible above 4000
feet. A third and possibly still stronger weather system is
forecast to move through northern California early next week.

Motorists traveling into the mountains should be prepared for
winter weather conditions and carry chains. Slick roads can be

Rainfall Totals: Generally under a half inch of rain is expected for
the Central Valley with up to three quarter inches over the
mountains tonight and Tuesday. Thursday and Friday will see
heavier rainfall of 1/2 to 3/4 inches of rain in the valley and
over 2 inches higher elevations. Several inches of snow will be
possible below the 7000 foot level. A still wetter weather system
with much lower snow levels is currently forecast to move through
northern California early next week.


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