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Special Weather Statement

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Sacramento CA
226 PM PDT Sun Mar 18 2018

Shasta Lake Area / Northern Shasta County-
Burney Basin / Eastern Shasta County-Northern Sacramento Valley-
Central Sacramento Valley-Southern Sacramento Valley-
Carquinez Strait and Delta-Northern San Joaquin Valley-
Mountains Southwestern Shasta County to Northern Lake County-
Clear Lake/Southern Lake County-
Northeast Foothills/Sacramento Valley-Motherlode-
Western Plumas County/Lassen Park-
West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada-
Including the cities of Shasta Dam, Burney, Redding, Red Bluff,
Chico, Oroville, Marysville/Yuba City, Sacramento,
Fairfield/Suisun, Stockton, Modesto, Alder Springs, Lakeport,
Paradise, Grass Valley, Jackson, Chester, Quincy, and Blue Canyon
226 PM PDT Sun Mar 18 2018

...Another Series of Storm Systems This Week...

  *Localized urban and flood stream flooding possible this week.
  *Chain controls and hazardous travel across Sierra passes,
   especially late this week.
  *Localized power outages due to gusty winds and downed trees.

.Forecast Confidence...

.Timing and Strength...
  *Tuesday through Friday
     *Initially higher snow levels, then lowering Thursday through
     *1 to 2 inches of rain possible in the Valley, 2 to 6 inches
      over the mountains.
     *12 to 48 inches of snow possible over higher Sierra passes.

.Weather Summary...
California has a couple days break in between storm systems. The
next storm system is already on our doorstep, with light
precipitation expected to begin across the region on Tuesday. The
period of heaviest precipitation and gusty winds is currently
projected to be Wednesday through Thursday. Snow levels will start
out initially rather high, but colder air will arrive late this
week, and another round of heavy snow is expected for late this


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