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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
433 AM PST THU DEC 18 2014

CAZ068-069-190045-
WESTERN PLUMAS COUNTY/LASSEN PARK-
WEST SLOPE NORTHERN SIERRA NEVADA-
433 AM PST THU DEC 18 2014

...ANOTHER ROUND OF LIGHT SNOW EXPECTED OVER THE SIERRA CASCADE
RANGE FRIDAY...

A PACIFIC COLD FRONT OVER THE EASTERN PACIFIC IS FORECAST TO MOVE
INTO NORTHWEST CALIFORNIA LATE THURSDAY NIGHT AND EARLY FRIDAY. BY
MID MORNING FRIDAY...LIGHT SNOWFALL IS FORECAST TO BEGIN OVER THE
WEST SLOPES OF THE SIERRA CASCADE RANGE AT ELEVATIONS ABOVE AROUND
5000 FEET. A BRIEF PERIOD OF HEAVIER SNOWFALL IS POSSIBLE DURING
THE AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING HOURS. THIS IS NOT A PARTICULARLY
MOIST SYSTEM AND SNOWFALL WILL LIKELY BE LIMITED. AT SNOW
LEVELS...ONLY ABOUT 3 TO 4 INCHES OF SNOW IS EXPECTED BETWEEN
FRIDAY MORNING AND EVENING. THIS AMOUNT OF SNOW IS ONLY LIKELY TO
CREATE MINOR TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES SUCH AS SLICK ROADS OR BRIEF
CHAIN REQUIREMENTS. THE HIGHEST ELEVATIONS COULD SEE UP TO 9
INCHES OF ADDITIONAL NEW SNOWFALL.

IF PLANNING TRAVEL INTO THE SIERRA CASCADES FROM FRIDAY MORNING
THROUGH EVENING...PREPARE ACCORDINGLY FOR PERIODS OF SNOW AND
POSSIBLE DELAYS. THE SNOWFALL SHOULD GENERALLY END BY EARLY
SATURDAY MORNING.


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MCS

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