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Type SIGNIFICANT SIERRA SNOW THIS FRIDAY & SATURDAY
Issued By NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
Issuing Time Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:12:00 PDT
Broadcast Time Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:12:00 PDT
Valid Until Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:00:00 PDT
Brief Description SIGNIFICANT SIERRA SNOW THIS FRIDAY & SATURDAY
Detailed Description URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE .A NORTH-SOUTH ORIENTED COLD FRONT WILL TRACK EASTWARD ACROSS NORTHERN CALIFORNIA FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY. THIS STORM WILL HAVE ENOUGH MOISTURE TO BRING A HALF FOOT OR MORE OF SNOW TO THE WESTERN SIERRA SLOPES ABOVE 5000 FT. THIS WILL IMPACT TRAVEL ACROSS THE SIERRA INCLUDING HIGHWAY 50 AND INTERSTATE 80. THE BULK OF SNOW IS EXPECTED FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING, BUT LIGHTER SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL OCCUR BEFORE AND AFTER THIS TIMEFRAME. MOTORISTS SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS. WESTERN PLUMAS COUNTY/LASSEN PARK- WEST SLOPE NORTHERN SIERRA NEVADA- INCLUDING THE CITY OF...BLUE CANYON 212 PM PDT WED OCT 29 2014 ...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON ABOVE 5000 FEET... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SACRAMENTO HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH ABOVE 5000 FEET...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON. 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 5000 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: INTERSTATE 80...HIGHWAYS 4, 50, 88, 89, 162...LASSEN NATIONAL PARK...BLUE CANYON...DONNER PASS...ECHO SUMMIT...CARSON PASS. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 4 TO 8 INCHES. LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS AT THE HIGHEST ELEVATIONS. 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...SLEET...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.
       
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