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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Reno NV
258 PM PST Sun Feb 19 2017

CAZ072-NVZ002-201400-
/O.EXT.KREV.WS.W.0009.170220T0600Z-170222T0000Z/
Greater Lake Tahoe Area-
258 PM PST Sun Feb 19 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO
4 PM PST TUESDAY ABOVE 6500 FEET...

The Winter Storm Warning above 6500 feet is now in effect from
10 PM this evening to 4 PM PST Tuesday.

* Timing: Periods of light snow today will increase this
  evening, with heavy snow pushing into the region late tonight
  and continuing through early Tuesday morning.

* Snow Accumulations: Above 7500 feet...2 to 5 feet. Between
  6500 and 7500 feet...8 to 24 inches. Heaviest snow will be
  west of Highway 89 and along the Sierra crest. Below 6500
  feet...Up to 6 inches.

* Winds: South to Southwest winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 55
  mph. Sierra ridge gusts over 130 mph.

* Snow Levels: Near 6000 feet through this evening, rising
  overnight to near 7500 feet Monday morning, then falling
  again Monday night to near 6500 feet.

* Impacts: Heavy snow will create dangerous conditions, with
  travel being severely impacted over the Sierra passes.
  Whiteout conditions are likely over the passes and in the
  backcountry.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Avoid travel if possible tonight through Monday night, you could
be stuck in your vehicle for many hours. If you must travel,
prepare for long delays and carry an emergency kit with extra
food, water and clothing. If you stay home, have a backup plan in
case of power outages.

&&

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Reno NV
258 PM PST Sun Feb 19 2017

CAZ073-201400-
/O.EXT.KREV.WS.W.0009.170220T0600Z-170222T0000Z/
Mono County-
Including the city of Mammoth Lakes
258 PM PST Sun Feb 19 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO
4 PM PST TUESDAY ABOVE 7000 FEET...

The Winter Storm Warning above 7000 feet is now in effect from
10 PM this evening to 4 PM PST Tuesday.

* Timing: Periods of light snow this afternoon will increase
  this evening, with heavy snow pushing into the region late
  tonight and continuing through early Tuesday morning.

* Snow Accumulations: Above 8000 feet...18 to 36 inches with
  locally up to 4 feet along the Sierra Crest. Between 7000
  and 8000 feet...8 to 20 inches. Below 7000 feet...up to 8
  inches with less than 4 inches below 6500 feet.

* Winds: South to Southwest winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 55
  mph. Sierra ridge gusts over 100 mph.

* Snow Levels: Near 7000 feet...rising to between 7500 and 8000
  feet on Monday.

* Impacts: Heavy snow will create dangerous conditions, with
  travel being severely impacted over the Sierra passes.
  Whiteout conditions are likely over the passes and in the
  backcountry.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Avoid travel if possible tonight through Monday night, you could
be stuck in your vehicle for many hours. If you must travel,
prepare for long delays and carry an emergency kit with extra
food, water and clothing. If you stay home, have a backup plan in
case of power outages.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Medford OR
148 PM PST Sun Feb 19 2017

...Periods of heavy snow expected above 5000 feet in Northern
California through Tuesday morning...

CAZ082-083-201230-
/O.NEW.KMFR.WS.W.0009.170220T0600Z-170221T1800Z/
South Central Siskiyou County-
North Central and Southeast Siskiyou County-
148 PM PST Sun Feb 19 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO
10 AM PST TUESDAY ABOVE 5000 FEET...

The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a Winter Storm
Warning for Heavy Snow...which is in effect from 10 PM this
evening to 10 AM PST Tuesday.

* Snow accumulations...1 to 2 feet. Higher amounts above 6000
  feet.

* Winds...South 20 to 30 mph with higher gusts, especially above
  6000 feet.

* Elevation...Snow levels will vary between 5000 and 6000 feet
  through Tuesday morning.

* Locations include: Mount Shasta Ski Park, Everitt Memorial
  Highway.

* Impacts...Roadways above 5000 feet will become snow covered at
  times and may become impassable, especially above 5500 feet.
  Wind and snow may cause whiteout conditions.

* View the hazard area in detail at http://weather.gov/medford/hazard

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

* Travel is strongly discouraged because of dangerous conditions.

* If you must travel, keep tire chains, a flashlight, blankets,
  food, water, medications, and a fully charged phone with you.

* The safest place during a winter storm is indoors.

* A Winter Storm Warning means that severe winter weather is
  imminent and poses a threat to life and property. Take
  protective action now.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Medford OR
148 PM PST Sun Feb 19 2017

...Periods of heavy snow expected above 5000 feet in Northern
California through Tuesday morning...

CAZ080-201230-
/O.NEW.KMFR.WS.W.0009.170220T0600Z-170221T1800Z/
Western Siskiyou County-
148 PM PST Sun Feb 19 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO
10 AM PST TUESDAY ABOVE 5000 FEET...

The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a Winter Storm
Warning for Heavy Snow...which is in effect from 10 PM this
evening to 10 AM PST Tuesday.

* Snow accumulations...1 to 2 feet.

* Winds...South 20 to 30 mph with higher gusts.

* Elevation...Snow levels will vary between 5000 and 6000 feet.

* Locations include...Etna Summit on Sawyers Bar Road and other
  high terrain roadways.

* Impacts...Roadways above 5000 feet will become snow covered at
  times and may become impassable, especially above 5500 feet.

* View the hazard area in detail at http://weather.gov/medford/hazard

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

* Travel is strongly discouraged because of dangerous conditions.

* If you must travel, keep tire chains, a flashlight, blankets,
  food, water, medications, and a fully charged phone with you.

* The safest place during a winter storm is indoors.

* A Winter Storm Warning means that severe winter weather is
  imminent and poses a threat to life and property. Take
  protective action now.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Sacramento CA
119 PM PST Sun Feb 19 2017

...Another strong storm hits northern California tonight through
Tuesday...

.A weak system has brought light snow to the Sierra Cascade range
today. A much stronger system is poised to hit Northern
California this evening through Tuesday. It will bring periods of
strong winds and heavy snow to the higher elevations. A period of
higher snow levels Monday and Monday evening will limit snow
impacts to near passes and higher but snow levels will fall again
by Tuesday morning. If traveling through the Sierra Cascade range
expect chain controls, long delays and possible closures.
Mudslides and rockslides could impact mountain roads making them
impassable for a day or more.

CAZ068-069-210000-
/O.CON.KSTO.WS.W.0010.170220T0000Z-170222T0600Z/
Western Plumas County/Lassen Park-
West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada-
Including the cities of Chester, Quincy, and Blue Canyon
119 PM PST Sun Feb 19 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PST
TUESDAY...

* MAIN IMPACTS: TRAVELERS MAY EXPERIENCE LONG DELAYS. CHAIN
  CONTROLS LIKELY. POOR VISIBILITY DUE TO SNOW AND STRONG WINDS
  WILL MAKE TRAVEL HAZARDOUS. CONCERN FOR MUDSLIDES ACROSS
  STEEPER TERRAIN.

* Confidence...HIGH.

* LOCATIONS...INTERSTATE 80 OVER DONNER PASS, HIGHWAY 50 OVER
  ECHO SUMMIT, HIGHWAY 88 OVER CARSON PASS, AND LASSEN PARK.

* TIMING...LIGHT SNOWFALL TODAY WILL BE FOLLOWED BY HEAVIER SNOW
  THIS EVENING. THIS HEAVY SNOWFALL WILL CONTINUE THROUGH
  TUESDAY EVENING BEFORE DROPPING OFF TO LIGHTER SNOW TUESDAY
  NIGHT.

* SNOW AMOUNTS...UP TO A FOOT OF SNOW EXPECTED DOWN TO ABOUT 5500
  FEET WITH 2 TO 5 FEET OF SNOW POSSIBLE ABOVE 6000 FEET BETWEEN
  TODAY AND TUESDAY EVENING.

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS AROUND 5500 FEET TODAY CLIMBING TO
  AROUND 7000 FEET ON MONDAY AND MONDAY EVENING. SNOW LEVELS
  DROPPING ON TUESDAY BETWEEN 4000 TO 5000 FEET.

* Other impacts...HEAVY SNOW IN COMBINATION WITH GUSTY WINDS
  WILL CREATE POOR VISIBILITY AND HAZARDOUS TRAVEL.

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. Strong winds
are also possible. This will make travel very hazardous or
impossible.

&&

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Hanford CA
105 PM PST Sun Feb 19 2017

CAZ096-097-200615-
/O.CON.KHNX.WS.W.0010.170220T0600Z-170221T1800Z/
Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon-
Tulare County Mountains-
105 PM PST Sun Feb 19 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING
TO 10 AM PST TUESDAY ABOVE 7000 FEET...

* ACCUMULATIONS...20 to 40 inches from Kings Canyon north to
  Yosemite National Park. 10 to 20 inches from the Tulare and
  Kern County border north to Kings Canyon.

* LOCATIONS...Southern Sierra Nevada from Yosemite National Park
  to the Tulare and Kern County border above 7000 feet.

* HAZARD TYPES...Heavy snow and blowing snow.

* TIMING...Tonight through Tuesday morning.

* IMPACTS...The heavy snow will make many roads impassable and
  may produce widespread power outages due to the weight of the
  snow on tree limbs and power lines. Strong winds will lead to
  blowing snow...reduced visibility...and additional power
  outages.

* WINDS...Southwest 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.

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.

&&

$$

Molina

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