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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV
309 PM PDT FRI OCT 31 2014

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

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

CAZ072-NVZ002-011200-
/O.CON.KREV.WS.W.0006.141101T0000Z-141101T1800Z/
GREATER LAKE TAHOE AREA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SOUTH LAKE TAHOE...TRUCKEE...
INCLINE VILLAGE
309 PM PDT FRI OCT 31 2014

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

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM
THIS AFTERNOON TO 11 AM PDT SATURDAY.

* 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 ABOUT 7000 FEET UNTIL LATE THIS EVENING.

* 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 35 MPH. GUSTS
  UPTO 55 MPH 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 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.

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
309 PM PDT FRI OCT 31 2014

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

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

CAZ073-011200-
/O.CON.KREV.WS.W.0006.141101T0000Z-141101T1800Z/
MONO-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BRIDGEPORT...MAMMOTH LAKES
309 PM PDT FRI OCT 31 2014

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

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM
THIS AFTERNOON TO 11 AM PDT SATURDAY.

* 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 WEST OF
  HIGHWAY 395 AND ALONG THE WHITE MOUNTAINS...WITH UP TO 6 INCHES
  ELSEWHERE ABOVE 7000 FEET. BELOW 7000 FEET...UP TO 3 INCHES.

* 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 TO 60 MPH WILL IMPACT THE SIERRA RIDGES.

* SNOW LEVELS: 8000 TO 9000 FEET ON FRIDAY LOWERING TO 5500 TO
  6000 FEET BY SATURDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS: SLICK AND SNOW COVERED ROADS FOR MONO COUNTY...
  MAINLY ABOVE 6000 FEET. THIS INCLUDES HIGHWAYS 203...AS WELL
  AS HIGHWAY 395 ABOVE 6000 FEET. 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.

&&

$$


HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/RENO

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
236 PM PDT FRI OCT 31 2014

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

.A PACIFIC COLD FRONT IS MOVING EASTWARD ACROSS OUR REGION TODAY
INTO SATURDAY. THIS STORM WILL HAVE ENOUGH MOISTURE TO BRING
SEVERAL INCHES OR MORE OF SNOW TO THE WESTERN SIERRA SLOPES ABOVE
6000 FT WITH LIGHTER AMOUNTS LIKELY FROM PLUMAS COUNTY NORTHWARD.
THE INTERSTATE 80 AND HIGHWAY 50 CORRIDORS ARE LIKELY TO SEE
SIGNIFICANT IMPACTS FROM THE SNOWFALL AND ACCOMPANYING GUSTY
WINDS. THE LASSEN NATIONAL PARK REGION MAY HAVE SOME MODERATE
IMPACTS DUE TO A FEW INCHES OF SNOW. THE BULK OF SNOW IS EXPECTED
LATE THIS EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING. MOTORISTS SHOULD BE
PREPARED FOR WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS.

CAZ069-012100-
/O.CON.KSTO.WS.W.0008.141101T0000Z-141101T2100Z/
WEST SLOPE NORTHERN SIERRA NEVADA-
236 PM PDT FRI OCT 31 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM PDT SATURDAY
ABOVE 6000 FEET...

* IMPACTS: MODERATE TRAVEL PROBLEMS LIKELY. MOTORISTS MAY
  EXPERIENCE VERY LONG DELAYS. CHAIN RESTRICTIONS ARE PROBABLE
  ESPECIALLY FOR TRUCKS. REDUCED VISIBILITY DURING HEAVIER SNOW
  AND GUSTY WIND 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 TODAY TO 11
  AM SATURDAY... BUT LIGHTER SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL OCCUR
  BEFORE AND AFTER THIS TIME FRAME.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE: DONNER PASS...ECHO SUMMIT...CARSON PASS.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 4 TO 8 INCHES. LOCALLY HIGHER 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 WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW 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
1224 PM PDT FRI OCT 31 2014

CAZ096-011100-
/O.CON.KHNX.WS.W.0004.141101T0000Z-141101T1800Z/
SIERRA NEVADA FROM YOSEMITE TO KINGS CANYON-
1224 PM PDT FRI OCT 31 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS
AFTERNOON 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 THIS 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 THIS 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.

&&

$$

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