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Special Weather Statement

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
225 PM PDT WED APR 23 2014

CAZ013>019-063-064-066>069-241200-
SHASTA LAKE AREA / NORTHERN SHASTA COUNTY-
BURNEY BASIN / EASTERN SHASTA COUNTY-NORTHERN SACRAMENTO VALLEY-
CENTRAL SACRAMENTO VALLEY-SOUTHERN SACRAMENTO VALLEY-
CARQUINEZ STRAIT AND DELTA-NORTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY-
MOUNTAINS SOUTHWESTERN SHASTA COUNTY TO NORTHERN LAKE COUNTY-
CLEAR LAKE/SOUTHERN LAKE COUNTY-
NORTHEAST FOOTHILLS/SACRAMENTO VALLEY-MOTHERLODE-
WESTERN PLUMAS COUNTY/LASSEN PARK-
WEST SLOPE NORTHERN SIERRA NEVADA-
225 PM PDT WED APR 23 2014

...COLDER PACIFIC STORM LATE THURSDAY INTO EARLY SATURDAY...

* IMPACTS: CHAIN REQUIREMENTS POSSIBLE WITH ACCUMULATING SNOW OVER
  TRANS-SIERRA MOUNTAIN PASSES LATE THURSDAY THROUGH EARLY
  SATURDAY. THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE FRIDAY WITH HEAVY RAIN, SMALL
  HAIL, AND GUSTY WIND.

* CONFIDENCE: HIGH IN TIMING. MEDIUM IN PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS AND
  THUNDERSTORM POTENTIAL.

* TIMING: LIGHT PRECIPITATION IS POSSIBLE OVER SHASTA COUNTY AND
  THE COASTAL MOUNTAINS THURSDAY. PRECIPITATION THEN INCREASES AND
  SPREADS OVER ALL OF INTERIOR NORTHERN CALIFORNIA LATE THURSDAY
  INTO FRIDAY. BEST THUNDERSTORM CHANCES ARE FRIDAY INTO FRIDAY
  EVENING. DECREASING SHOWERS SATURDAY WITH LINGERING CHANCES
  MAINLY OVER THE MOUNTAINS THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

* SNOW LEVELS: INITIALLY AROUND 6000 TO 7000 FEET THURSDAY INTO
  THURSDAY NIGHT...LOWERING TO 4500 TO 5500 FEET FRIDAY THEN 3500
  TO 4500 FEET BY EARLY SATURDAY.

* PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS: GENERALLY AROUND HALF AN INCH OR LESS IN
  THE CENTRAL VALLEY WITH HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE IN THE FOOTHILLS
  AND MOUNTAINS AND WITH THUNDERSTORMS. SNOW AMOUNTS FROM 6 TO 12
  INCHES OVER THE HIGHER MOUNTAIN TERRAIN.


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