Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAS VEGAS NV
423 PM PDT THU OCT 30 2014

...FIRST SIGNIFICANT SNOW OF THE SEASON COMING TO THE SOUTHERN
SIERRA...

.SNOW WILL DEVELOP OVER THE EAST SLOPES OF THE SOUTHERN SIERRA
FRIDAY EVENING AS A STRONG PACIFIC STORM PUSHES INTO CALIFORNIA.
SNOW WILL PERSIST OVERNIGHT FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY MORNING AND WILL
ALSO COMBINE WITH STRONG WINDS TO CREATE LOCAL WHITEOUT CONDITIONS
AT TIMES.

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EASTERN SIERRA SLOPES-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ASPENDELL...WHITNEY PORTAL
423 PM PDT THU OCT 30 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM FRIDAY TO 11 AM
PDT SATURDAY ABOVE 7000 FEET...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LAS VEGAS HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY ABOVE 7000 FEET FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW...WHICH
IS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM FRIDAY TO 11 AM PDT SATURDAY. THIS REPLACES
THE WINTER STORM WATCH PREVIOUSLY IN EFFECT.


* TIMING: SNOW WILL BEGIN TO FALL ABOVE 9000 FEET EARLY FRIDAY
  EVENING THEN PERSIST OVERNIGHT BEFORE TAPERING OFF TO SNOW SHOWERS
  SATURDAY MORNING.

* SNOW LEVEL: SNOW LEVELS WILL START OUT NEAR 9000 FEET FRIDAY
  EVENING AND DROP TO NEAR 6000 FEET BY SATURDAY MORNING.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: ABOVE 7000 FEET SNOW TOTALS OF 5 TO 10
  INCHES CAN BE EXPECTED WITH LESSER AMOUNTS BELOW 7000 FEET.

* WINDS: 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 55 MPH NEAR PASSES ARE EXPECTED
  CREATING AREAS OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW AND WHITE OUT
  CONDITIONS.

* IMPACTS: PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE DIFFICULTIES FOR HIKERS AND
  CAMPERS AND TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES ON HIGH ELEVATION ROADS. TREES
  WITH REMAINING LEAVES ON THEIR BRANCHES MAY SUCCUMB TO THE WEIGHT
  OF THE SNOW. WIND DRIVEN SNOW WILL BE ESPECIALLY DANGEROUS
  CREATING WHITE OUT CONDITIONS AT TIMES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

ANYONE PLANNING RECREATION OR TRAVEL IN THE SOUTHERN SIERRA SHOULD
PREPARE FOR HARSH WINTER CONDITIONS. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED
ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

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