Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
350 AM PDT THU OCT 30 2014

...SIGNIFICANT EARLY SEASON SIERRA SNOW FRIDAY & SATURDAY...

.A PACIFIC COLD FRONT WILL TRACK EASTWARD ACROSS NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY. THIS STORM WILL HAVE ENOUGH MOISTURE TO
BRING SEVERAL INCHES OR MORE OF SNOW TO THE WESTERN SIERRA SLOPES
ABOVE 5000 FT. THIS WILL IMPACT TRAVEL ACROSS THE SIERRA INCLUDING
HIGHWAY 50 AND INTERSTATE 80. THE BULK OF SNOW IS EXPECTED FRIDAY
EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING... BUT LIGHTER SNOW ACCUMULATIONS
WILL OCCUR BEFORE AND AFTER THIS TIMEFRAME. MOTORISTS SHOULD BE
PREPARED FOR WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS.

CAZ068-069-310000-
/O.CON.KSTO.WS.A.0006.141031T1800Z-141102T0000Z/
WESTERN PLUMAS COUNTY/LASSEN PARK-
WEST SLOPE NORTHERN SIERRA NEVADA-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...BLUE CANYON
350 AM PDT THU OCT 30 2014

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING
THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON ABOVE 5000 FEET...

* IMPACTS: MODERATE TRAVEL PROBLEMS LIKELY. MOTORISTS MAY
  EXPERIENCE VERY LONG DELAYS. CHAIN RESTRICTIONS ARE PROBABLE
  ESPECIALLY FOR TRUCKS. REDUCED VISIBILITY DURING HEAVIER SNOW
  WILL MAKE DRIVING HAZARDOUS.

* CONFIDENCE: HIGH CONFIDENCE THAT SNOW WILL OCCUR ABOVE 5000
  FT. MEDIUM CONFIDENCE IN AMOUNTS AND TIMING.

* TIMING: THE BULK OF SNOW IS EXPECTED BETWEEN 5 PM FRIDAY TO 11
  AM SATURDAY... BUT LIGHTER SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL OCCUR
  BEFORE AND AFTER THIS TIMEFRAME.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE: LASSEN NATIONAL PARK...BLUE CANYON...DONNER
  PASS...ECHO SUMMIT...CARSON PASS.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 3 TO 9 INCHES ABOVE 5000 FEET AND UP TO A
  FOOT OF SNOW ABOVE THE 7000 FOOT LEVEL BETWEEN FRIDAY AND
  SATURDAY AFTERNOONS.

* FOR A DETAILED VIEW OF THE HAZARD AREA...VISIT
  HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SACRAMENTO/HAZARDS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW 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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