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Winter Storm Watch

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
354 AM PST SUN DEC 11 2016

...WINTER STORM HEADED FOR INTERIOR NORTHERN CALIFORNIA TUESDAY
AND WEDNESDAY...

.A WET STORM SYSTEM HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BRING 1 TO 2 FEET OF WET
SNOW AT AND ABOVE PASS LEVELS FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. THE HEAVIEST SNOW IS EXPECTED AROUND MID DAY
TUESDAY BRINGING TREACHEROUS CONDITIONS FOR MOUNTAIN TRAVEL. IN
ADDITION TO THE SNOW...BREEZY WINDS MAY CAUSE WHITE OUT CONDITIONS
AT TIMES.

SNOW LEVELS ARE EXPECTED TO BE INITIALLY AROUND 4000
FEET OVER THE MOUNTAINS OF WESTERN PLUMAS COUNTY TO AROUND 5000
FEET OVER THE NORTHERN SIERRA...THEN RISE TO AROUND PASS LEVELS
ON WEDNESDAY. ANOTHER SYSTEM COULD BRING ADDITIONAL SNOWFALL ON
THURSDAY.

CAZ068-120000-
/O.NEW.KSTO.WS.A.0011.161213T1400Z-161215T0000Z/
WESTERN PLUMAS COUNTY/LASSEN PARK-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF CHESTER AND QUINCY
354 AM PST SUN DEC 11 2016

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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SACRAMENTO HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WATCH, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

* MAIN IMPACTS: SLIPPERY ROADS, LOW VISIBILITY. CHAIN RESTRICTIONS
  PROBABLE.

* CONFIDENCE...MODERATE FOR AMOUNTS AND TIMING

* TIMING...STARTING TUESDAY MORNING AND PEAKING AROUND MID DAY.
  SNOW LEVELS START AROUND 4000 FEET AND RISE ABOVE 6000 FEET
  TUESDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY.

* LOCATIONS...WESTERN PLUMAS COUNTY AND LASSEN PARK AT
  ELEVATIONS ABOVE 4000 FEET...HIGHWAY 89/36 MORGAN SUMMIT...
  HIGHWAY 70... CHESTER...MINERAL

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...4 TO 8 INCHES ABOVE 4000 FEET...UP TO 1 TO
  2 FEET OVER HIGHER ELEVATIONS

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW 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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Special Weather Statement

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Sacramento CA
139 PM PST Sat Dec 10 2016

CAZ013>019-063-064-066>069-111500-
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-
Including the cities of Shasta Dam, Burney, Redding, Red Bluff,
Chico, Oroville, Marysville/Yuba City, Sacramento,
Fairfield/Suisun, Stockton, Modesto, Alder Springs, Lakeport,
Paradise, Grass Valley, Jackson, Chester, Quincy, and Blue Canyon
139 PM PST Sat Dec 10 2016

...More Rain and Snow Tuesday through Thursday...

.Impacts...
  *Travel delays due to slick, messy roads with potential of poor
   visibility due to heavy rain
  *Roadway and small stream flooding possible in areas of poor or
   clogged drainage
  *Potential material flow from 2014 King Fire burn area

.Forecast Confidence...
  *High, Wet pattern
  *Medium, Precipitation amounts and snow levels

.Timing and Strength...
  *Heaviest precipitation Tuesday and Thursday with lighter
   amounts Wednesday
  *Total 4 to 7 inches over Sierra Nevada and foothills, 1 to 3
   inches in Valley
  *12 to 24 inches new snowfall near and above Sierra Nevada
   passes
  *Snow levels 3500 feet to 6000 feet north to south with lowest
   snow levels Thursday

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