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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
142 AM PST SUN JAN 22 2017


...STRONG WINTER STORM WILL BRING PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW TO THE
MOUNTAINS TONIGHT INTO MONDAY...

...LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ON NORTHERN SLOPES EARLY THIS MORNING...

.THE THIRD IN A SERIES OF STORMS WILL BRING PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN
AND SNOW TO THE REGION TODAY AND TONIGHT...WITH NUMEROUS SHOWERS
CONTINUING ON MONDAY.

COLD AIR TRAPPED ON NORTHERN SLOPES AND IN THE INTERIOR VALLEYS OF
THE VENTURA AND LOS ANGELES COUNTY MOUNTAINS WILL RESULT IN PERIODS
OF SNOW AS LOW AS 4000 FEET THROUGH DAYBREAK TODAY...WITH LOCAL
SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES.

OTHERWISE...SNOW LEVELS ARE EXPECTED TO RISE ABOVE 8000 FEET
TODAY...TOO HIGH FOR SNOW IN ALL BUT THE HIGHEST MOUNTAIN LOCATIONS.
HOWEVER...COLDER AIR WILL ARRIVE TONIGHT...CAUSING THE SNOW LEVEL
TO RAPIDLY LOWER TO BETWEEN 4000 AND 5000 FEET BY MONDAY MORNING.
BY MONDAY EVENING...SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 6 TO 12 INCHES ARE
EXPECTED ABOVE 6000 FEET...WITH A DUSTING TO AN INCH POSSIBLE
ACROSS PORTIONS OF INTERSTATE 5 NEAR THE GRAPEVINE.

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SANTA BARBARA COUNTY MOUNTAINS-VENTURA COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
LOS ANGELES COUNTY MOUNTAINS EXCLUDING THE SANTA MONICA RANGE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SAN MARCOS PASS...
SAN RAFAEL WILDERNESS AREA...DICK SMITH WILDERNESS AREA...
LOCKWOOD VALLEY...MOUNT PINOS...ACTON...MOUNT WILSON...SANDBERG
142 AM PST SUN JAN 22 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING
TO 6 PM PST MONDAY...

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 TO 12 INCHES OF SNOW ABOVE 6000 FEET
  WITH LOCAL ACCUMULATIONS TO 18 INCHES. ACCUMULATIONS BELOW
  6000 FEET ARE EXPECTED TO LESS THAN 6 INCHES WITH A DUSTING TO
  AROUND 1 INCH POSSIBLE OVER THE GRAPEVINE ON INTERSTATE 5
  MONDAY.

* SNOW LEVELS...INCREASING TO OVER 8000 FEET TODAY...LOWERING TO
  BETWEEN 4000 AND 5000 LATE TONIGHT OR EARLY MONDAY MORNING
  THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON.

* WINDS...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 60
  MPH...STRONGEST AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS.

* IMPACT...HEAVY SNOW...GUSTY WINDS...LOW VISIBILITIES IN BLOWING
  SNOW AND ICY ROADS MAKE FOR DANGEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS. THESE
  CONDITIONS COULD LEAD TO ROAD CLOSURES AND TRAVEL
  DELAYS...INCLUDING INTERSTATE 5 OVER THE GRAPEVINE AND HIGHWAY
  33. IN ADDITION...EXTENDED EXPOSURE TO COLD AND WIND COULD BE
  LIFE-THREATENING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

ONLY TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL... CHECK THE
LATEST ROAD REPORTS BEFORE DEPARTING. KEEP AN EMERGENCY KIT IN
YOUR VEHICLE WHICH INCLUDES A FLASHLIGHT... FOOD AND WATER...
EXTRA CLOTHES AND BLANKETS... AND TIRE CHAINS.

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