Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
456 AM 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. 4 TO 8
INCHES OF SNOW ARE POSSIBLE ABOVE 4500 FEET, WITH OVER A FOOT
AND A HALF POSSIBLE ALONG THE HIGHER PEAKS. ADDITIONAL WINTER
STORMS ARE LIKELY TO BRING HEAVY MOUNTAIN SNOW LATE THIS WEEK.

CAZ068-069-180100-
/O.CON.KSTO.WS.A.0003.170118T2000Z-170119T2000Z/
WESTERN PLUMAS COUNTY/LASSEN PARK-
WEST SLOPE NORTHERN SIERRA NEVADA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF CHESTER, QUINCY, AND BLUE CANYON
456 AM PST TUE JAN 17 2017

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

* MAIN IMPACTS: TRAVELERS MAY EXPERIENCE HAZARDOUS TRAVEL
  CONDITIONS AND LONG DELAYS. CHAIN RESTRICTIONS LIKELY.

* 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...4 TO 8 INCHES OF SNOW POSSIBLE ABOVE 4500
  FEET, WITH OVER A FOOT AND A HALF OF SNOW POSSIBLE ALONG THE
  HIGHER PEAKS.

* OTHER IMPACTS...GUSTY WINDS WITH MAXIMUM SPEEDS UP TO 40 MPH
  WILL BRING POSSIBLE WHITE-OUT CONDITIONS AT TIMES.


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.

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INTERACT WITH US VIA SOCIAL MEDIA
WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/NWS.SACRAMENTO
WWW.TWITTER.COM/NWSSACRAMENTO

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