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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Sacramento CA
408 AM PST Sun Feb 19 2017

...Another strong storm hits northern California early this week...

.A weak system will bring light snow to the Sierra Cascade range
today. A much stronger system is poised to hit northern California
this evening bringing strong winds and periods of heavy snow at
the higher elevations. A period of higher snow levels Monday and
Monday evening will limit snow impacts to the higher passes but
these snow levels will begin falling again by Tuesday morning. If
traveling through the Sierra Cascade range expect chain controls
and long delays. Mudslides are also possible in this region.

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Western Plumas County/Lassen Park-
West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada-
Including the cities of Chester, Quincy, and Blue Canyon
408 AM PST Sun Feb 19 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
10 PM PST TUESDAY...

The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a Winter
Storm Warning for heavy snow and strong wind which is in effect
from 4 PM this afternoon to 10 PM PST Tuesday. The Winter Storm
Watch is no longer in effect.

* MAIN IMPACTS: TRAVELERS MAY EXPERIENCE LONG DELAYS. CHAIN
  CONTROLS LIKELY. POOR VISIBILITY DUE TO SNOW AND STRONG WINDS
  WILL MAKE TRAVEL HAZARDOUS. CONCERN FOR MUDSLIDES OVER STEEPER
  TERRAIN.

* Confidence...HIGH.

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

* TIMING...LIGHT SNOWFALL TODAY WILL BE FOLLOWED BY HEAVIER SNOW
  THIS EVENING. THIS HEAVY SNOWFALL WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TUESDAY
  EVENING BEFORE DROPPING OFF TO LIGHTER SNOW TUESDAY NIGHT.

* SNOW AMOUNTS...A FOOT OF SNOW EXPECTED DOWN TO ABOUT 5500 FEET
  WITH UP TO SEVERAL FEET OF SNOW POSSIBLE HIGHEST ELEVATIONS
  BETWEEN TODAY AND TUESDAY EVENING.

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS AROUND 5500 FEET TODAY CLIMBING TO
  AROUND 7000 FEET ON MONDAY AND MONDAY EVENING. SNOW LEVELS
  DROPPING ON TUESDAY DOWN TO 5000 FEET OR LOWER BY TUESDAY
  EVENING.

* Other impacts...HEAVY SNOW IN COMBINATION WITH GUSTY WINDS
  WILL CREATE POOR VISIBILITY AND HAZARDOUS TRAVEL.

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. Strong winds
are also possible. This will make travel very hazardous or
impossible.

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