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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA
547 AM PDT FRI OCT 31 2014

...LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS TONIGHT THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

.A COLD LOW PRESSURE TROUGH WILL MOVE ACROSS SOUTHWESTERN
CALIFORNIA TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY. THE SYSTEM IS FORECAST TO
GENERATE A PERIOD OF MODERATE SNOW IN THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF
THE MOUNTAINS...WITH THE HEAVIEST SNOW LIKELY SATURDAY MORNING.
CONDITIONS WILL IMPROVE SUNDAY.

CAZ055-056-312100-
/O.CON.KSGX.WW.Y.0006.141101T0600Z-141101T2100Z/
SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY MOUNTAINS-RIVERSIDE COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...BALDWIN LAKE...
BIG BEAR CITY...BIG BEAR LAKE...FAWNSKIN
547 AM PDT FRI OCT 31 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS
EVENING TO 2 PM PDT SATURDAY...

* ELEVATION...ABOVE 6500 FEET.

* SNOW LEVELS...7500 FT TONIGHT...LOWERING TO 6000 FT SATURDAY
  MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...1 TO 3 INCHES BETWEEN 6500-7500 FT. 3 TO 6
  INCHES ABOVE 7500 FT.

* TIMING...LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE: BALDWIN LAKE...BIG BEAR CITY...BIG BEAR
  LAKE...FAWNSKIN...MT SAN JACINTO STATE PARK.

* WINDS...WEST TO SOUTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH...WITH GUSTS TO 50 MPH.
  GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE IN WIND PRONE AREAS.

* VISIBILITY...REDUCED TO 1 MILE OR LESS AT TIMES IN SNOW...
  BLOWING SNOW...AND FOG.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BE HAZARDOUS AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF
  THE MOUNTAINS DUE TO SNOW ON ROADWAYS AND POOR VISIBILITY.
  CHAINS MAY BE REQUIRED IN SOME AREAS.

* OUTLOOK...CONDITIONS WILL IMPROVE SUNDAY AS HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS
  IN.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE
TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED
VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

&&

$$

JMB

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HANFORD CA
411 AM PDT FRI OCT 31 2014

CAZ097-311915-
/O.CON.KHNX.WW.Y.0015.141101T0300Z-141101T1800Z/
TULARE COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
411 AM PDT FRI OCT 31 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS
EVENING TO 11 AM PDT SATURDAY...

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE...SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK INCLUDING LODGEPOLE
AND THE GENERALS HIGHWAY ABOVE 7000 FEET.

* SNOW AMOUNTS AND LEVELS...2 TO 6 INCHES ABOVE 7000 FEET.

* WINDS...WEST 15 TO 30 MPH GUSTING TO 40 MPH.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BEGIN THIS EVENING AND CONTINUE THROUGH THE
  OVERNIGHT HOURS. ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL WILL END LATE SATURDAY
  MORNING.

* IMPACTS...THIS IS THE FIRST SIGNIFICANT SNOW EXPECTED FOR THE
  SEASON. THE WEATHER WILL TRANSITION FROM RELATIVELY WARM AND DRY
  TO COLD AND SNOWY VERY QUICKLY THIS EVENING. ANYONE WITH
  OUTDOOR PLANS IN THE MOUNTAINS SHOULD PLAN AHEAD FOR ADVERSE
  WEATHER CONDITIONS. THIS MAY INCLUDE DELAYING TRAVEL PLANS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW MEANS THAT
VISIBILITIES WILL BE LIMITED DUE TO A COMBINATION OF FALLING AND
BLOWING SNOW. USE CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING...ESPECIALLY IN OPEN
AREAS.

&&

$$

WEATHER.GOV/HANFORD

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAS VEGAS NV
200 AM PDT FRI OCT 31 2014

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

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

CAZ519-312200-
/O.CON.KVEF.WW.Y.0005.141101T0000Z-141101T1800Z/
EASTERN SIERRA SLOPES-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ASPENDELL...WHITNEY PORTAL
200 AM PDT FRI OCT 31 2014

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

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY ABOVE 7000 FEET REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM
5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 11 AM PDT SATURDAY.

* TIMING: SNOW WILL BEGIN TO FALL ABOVE 9000 FEET EARLY FRIDAY
  EVENING THEN PERSIST OVERNIGHT BEFORE TAPERING OFF TO SNOW SHOWERS
  SATURDAY MORNING. THE HEAVIEST SNOW IS EXPECTED BETWEEN MIDNIGHT
  AND DAYBREAK.

* 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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