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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
241 PM PST WED JAN 18 2017

...HEAVY MOUNTAIN SNOW POSSIBLE TODAY INTO THURSDAY...

.THE FIRST IN A SERIES OF WINTER STORMS WILL IMPACT NORTHERN
CALIFORNIA TODAY INTO THURSDAY. SNOW LEVELS WILL FLUCTUATE
BETWEEN 3500 TO 4500 FEET. 1 TO 2 FEET OF SNOW POSSIBLE ABOVE
4500 FEET, WITH OVER 3 FEET POSSIBLE ALONG THE HIGHER PEAKS.
ADDITIONAL...WINTER STORMS ARE LIKELY TO BRING HEAVY MOUNTAIN SNOW
LATER THIS WEEK.

CAZ068-069-191445-
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WESTERN PLUMAS COUNTY/LASSEN PARK-
WEST SLOPE NORTHERN SIERRA NEVADA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF CHESTER, QUINCY, AND BLUE CANYON
241 PM PST WED JAN 18 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON PST
THURSDAY...

* MAIN IMPACTS: TRAVELERS MAY EXPERIENCE HAZARDOUS TRAVEL
  CONDITIONS AND LONG DELAYS. CHAIN RESTRICTIONS LIKELY. SNOW
  AND BLOWING SNOW MAY BRING PERIODS OF NEAR WHITE-OUT
  CONDITIONS.

* CONFIDENCE...HIGH.

* TIMING...THROUGH MIDDAY THURSDAY.

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

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...1 TO 2 FEET OF SNOW POSSIBLE ABOVE 4500
  FEET, WITH OVER THREE FEET POSSIBLE ALONG THE HIGHER PEAKS. 3 TO
  6 INCHES POSSIBLE ABOVE 3500 FEET.

* OTHER IMPACTS...STRONG WINDS WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH POSSIBLE
  THIS EVENING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

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

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