Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
Issued by NWS Sacramento, CA

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
217 PM PST MON JAN 16 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
HOVER BETWEEN 4000 AND 5000 FEET. 6 TO 12 INCHES OF SNOW ARE
POSSIBLE ABOVE 4500 FEET, WITH OVER A FOOT POSSIBLE ALONG THE
HIGHER PEAKS. ADDITIONAL WINTER STORMS ARE LIKELY TO BRING HEAVY
MOUNTAIN SNOW LATE THIS WEEK.

CAZ068-069-171400-
/O.NEW.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
217 PM PST MON JAN 16 2017

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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SACRAMENTO HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WATCH, WHICH IS 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...6 TO 12 INCHES OF SNOW POSSIBLE ABOVE 4500
  FEET, WITH OVER A FOOT OF SNOW POSSIBLE ALONG THE HIGHER PEAKS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW, SLEET, OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

&&

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

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