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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
1157 AM PDT THU OCT 30 2014

...SIGNIFICANT EARLY SEASON SIERRA SNOW FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY...

.A PACIFIC COLD FRONT WILL TRACK EASTWARD ACROSS NORTHERN
CALIFORNIA FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY. THIS STORM WILL HAVE ENOUGH
MOISTURE TO BRING SEVERAL INCHES OR MORE OF SNOW TO THE WESTERN
SIERRA SLOPES ABOVE 6000 FT AND PRIMARILY SOUTH OF PLUMAS COUNTY.
HOWEVER, THE LASSEN NATIONAL PARK REGION MAY HAVE SOME MODERATE
IMPACTS DUE TO SNOW. MAIN IMPACT WILL BE TRAVEL ACROSS THE SIERRA
INCLUDING HIGHWAY 50 AND INTERSTATE 80. THE BULK OF SNOW IS
EXPECTED FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING. MOTORISTS
SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS.

CAZ069-311300-
/O.UPG.KSTO.WS.A.0006.141031T1800Z-141102T0000Z/
/O.NEW.KSTO.WS.W.0008.141101T0000Z-141101T2100Z/
WEST SLOPE NORTHERN SIERRA NEVADA-
1157 AM PDT THU OCT 30 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM FRIDAY TO 2 PM PDT
SATURDAY ABOVE 6000 FEET...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SACRAMENTO HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING ABOVE 6000 FEET FOR SNOW...WHICH
IS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM FRIDAY TO 2 PM PDT SATURDAY. THE WINTER
STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* IMPACTS: MODERATE TRAVEL PROBLEMS LIKELY. MOTORISTS MAY
  EXPERIENCE VERY LONG DELAYS. CHAIN RESTRICTIONS ARE PROBABLE
  ESPECIALLY FOR TRUCKS. REDUCED VISIBILITY DURING HEAVIER SNOW
  WILL MAKE DRIVING HAZARDOUS.

* CONFIDENCE: HIGH CONFIDENCE THAT SNOW WILL OCCUR ABOVE 6000 FT.
  MEDIUM CONFIDENCE IN AMOUNTS AND TIMING.

* TIMING: THE BULK OF SNOW IS EXPECTED BETWEEN 5 PM FRIDAY TO 11
  AM SATURDAY... BUT LIGHTER SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL OCCUR
  BEFORE AND AFTER THIS TIMEFRAME.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE: DONNER PASS...ECHO SUMMIT...CARSON
  PASS...HIGHWAY 50...INTERSTATE 80.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 4 TO 8 INCHES ABOVE 6000 FT WITH LOCALLY HIGHER
  AMOUNTS CLOSER TO THE CREST.

* FOR A DETAILED VIEW OF THE HAZARD AREA...VISIT
  HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SACRAMENTO/HAZARDS.



PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST
FORECASTS.

&&

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW...
SLEET...AND ICE ARE EXPECTED. MODERATE TO STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO
POSSIBLE ACROSS RIDGETOPS. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL HAZARDOUS.


&&

INTERACT WITH US VIA SOCIAL MEDIA
WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/NWS.SACRAMENTO
WWW.TWITTER.COM/NWSSACRAMENTO

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HANFORD CA
843 PM PDT THU OCT 30 2014

CAZ096-311145-
/O.CON.KHNX.WS.W.0004.141101T0000Z-141101T1800Z/
SIERRA NEVADA FROM YOSEMITE TO KINGS CANYON-
843 PM PDT THU OCT 30 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM FRIDAY TO
11 AM PDT SATURDAY...

* SNOW AND ELEVATION...4 TO 8 INCHES FROM 6000 TO 8000 FEET. 6 TO
 15 INCHES ABOVE 8000 FEET.

* WINDS...WEST 15 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE...YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK...INCLUDING TUOLUMNE
 MEADOWS AND TIOGA PASS AS WELL AS KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARK
AND HUNTINGTON LAKE.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BEGIN FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE THROUGH
THE OVERNIGHT HOURS. SIGNIFICANT 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 FRIDAY AFTERNOON. ANYONE WITH
OUTDOOR PLANS IN THE MOUNTAINS SHOULD PLAN AHEAD FOR ADVERSE
WEATHER CONDITIONS. THIS MAY INCLUDE DELAYING OR CANCELING
TRAVEL PLANS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW
ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN
EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...
FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV
1111 AM PDT THU OCT 30 2014

...FIRST WINTER STORM OF THE SEASON FOR HALLOWEEN...

.AN EARLY SEASON WINTER STORM WILL BRING MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW
TO THE SIERRA FRIDAY EVENING INTO SATURDAY MORNING. THE MAIN
IMPACT FROM THIS STORM IS HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS WITH
WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AND CHAIN CONTROLS OVER THE SIERRA PASSES.
THIS STORM WILL LEAD TO THE WINTER CLOSURES FOR THE PASSES IN
ALPINE AND MONO COUNTIES.

CAZ072-NVZ002-311200-
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/O.NEW.KREV.WS.W.0006.141101T0000Z-141101T1800Z/
GREATER LAKE TAHOE AREA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SOUTH LAKE TAHOE...TRUCKEE...
INCLINE VILLAGE
1111 AM PDT THU OCT 30 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM FRIDAY TO 11 AM PDT
SATURDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RENO HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM FRIDAY TO
11 AM PDT SATURDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TIMING: AN EARLY SEASON WINTER STORM WILL PRODUCE MODERATE TO
  HEAVY SNOW FRIDAY NIGHT AND EARLY SATURDAY MORNING. SNOW MAY
  NOT STICK TO ROADS BELOW 7000 FEET UNTIL AFTER MIDNIGHT
  SATURDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 8 TO 14 INCHES ABOVE 7000 FEET. UP TO 6
  INCHES BELOW 7000 FEET...WITH 5 TO 10 INCHES ALONG AND WEST OF
  HIGHWAY 89.

* WINDS: SOUTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH. GUSTS OF
  40 TO 60 MPH ARE POSSIBLE OVER RIDGES.

* SNOW LEVELS: 7500 TO 8500 FEET ON FRIDAY...LOWERING TO 6500 TO
  7000 FEET FRIDAY EVENING...THEN FALLING TO 5000 TO 5500 FEET
  SATURDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS: SLICK AND SNOW COVERED ROADS WITH WHITEOUT CONDITIONS
  AROUND THE TAHOE BASIN AND ALPINE COUNTY. THIS INCLUDES
  INTERSTATE 80 AND HIGHWAYS 50...88...89...267 AND THE MOUNT ROSE
  HIGHWAY. SNOW MAY LEAD TO THE WINTER CLOSURE OF EBBETTS AND
  MONITOR PASSES IN ALPINE COUNTY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

CONDITIONS CAN DETERIORATE RAPIDLY DURING WINTER STORMS...SLOW
DOWN AND ALLOW EXTRA TIME WHEN TRAVELING. CARRY TIRE CHAINS...
FOOD...WATER...BLANKETS AND A FLASHLIGHT IN YOUR CAR IN CASE OF AN
EMERGENCY. CHECK OUR WEBSITE AT WEATHER.GOV/RENO OR LISTEN TO NOAA
WEATHER RADIO FOR UPDATES ON THIS SITUATION.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV
1111 AM PDT THU OCT 30 2014

...FIRST WINTER STORM OF THE SEASON FOR HALLOWEEN...

.AN EARLY SEASON WINTER STORM WILL BRING MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW
TO THE SIERRA FRIDAY EVENING INTO SATURDAY MORNING. THE MAIN
IMPACT FROM THIS STORM IS HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS WITH
WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AND CHAIN CONTROLS OVER THE SIERRA PASSES.
THIS STORM WILL LEAD TO THE WINTER CLOSURES FOR THE PASSES IN
ALPINE AND MONO COUNTIES.

CAZ073-311200-
/O.UPG.KREV.WS.A.0004.141101T0000Z-141101T1800Z/
/O.NEW.KREV.WS.W.0006.141101T0000Z-141101T1800Z/
MONO-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BRIDGEPORT...MAMMOTH LAKES
1111 AM PDT THU OCT 30 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM FRIDAY TO 11 AM PDT
SATURDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RENO HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM FRIDAY TO
11 AM PDT SATURDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TIMING: AN EARLY SEASON WINTER STORM WILL PRODUCE MODERATE TO
  HEAVY SNOW FRIDAY NIGHT AND EARLY SATURDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 8 TO 18 INCHES ABOVE 7000 FEET WITH HIGHEST
  TOTALS ALONG AND WEST OF HIGHWAY 395. UP TO 6 INCHES ARE
  POSSIBLE BELOW 7000 FEET.

* WINDS: SOUTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH. GUSTS TO 40
  MPH ARE POSSIBLE IN WIND PRONE LOCATIONS ALONG HIGHWAY 395.
  GUSTS 40 TO 60 MPH WILL IMPACT THE SIERRA RIDGES.

* SNOW LEVELS: 8000 TO 9000 FEET ON FRIDAY LOWERING TO 6000 FEET
  BY EARLY SATURDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS: SLICK AND SNOW COVERED ROADS WITH WHITEOUT CONDITIONS
  ACROSS MONO COUNTY. THIS INCLUDES HIGHWAYS 203 AND 395. SNOW MAY
  LEAD TO THE WINTER CLOSURE OF SONORA AND TIOGA PASSES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

CONDITIONS CAN DETERIORATE RAPIDLY DURING WINTER STORMS...SLOW
DOWN AND ALLOW EXTRA TIME WHEN TRAVELING. CARRY TIRE CHAINS...
FOOD...WATER...BLANKETS AND A FLASHLIGHT IN YOUR CAR IN CASE OF AN
EMERGENCY. CHECK OUR WEBSITE AT WEATHER.GOV/RENO OR LISTEN TO NOAA
WEATHER RADIO FOR UPDATES ON THIS SITUATION.

&&

$$

BRONG

HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/RENO

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