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URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV 819 AM PST THU JAN 19 2012 …

SNOW RETURNS TO THE SIERRA AND NORTHEAST CALIFORNIA TONIGHT AND FRIDAY NIGHT…

THE FIRST OF TWO STORM SYSTEMS WILL MOVE THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT…BRINGING LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW TO THE SIERRA AND NORTHEAST CALIFORNIA.

A MUCH STRONGER STORM WILL ARRIVE LATE FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND BRING THE THREAT FOR HEAVY SNOW AND GUSTY WINDS TO THE SIERRA THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING. THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED TO REMAIN ABOVE 7000 FEET IN THE TAHOE BASIN AND ABOVE 7500 FEET IN MONO COUNTY.

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 4 AM PST FRIDAY ABOVE 5000 FEET

… A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY ABOVE 5000 FEET REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 4 AM PST FRIDAY.

* TIMING: SNOW WILL INCREASE BY THIS AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 4 TO 8 INCHES ABOVE 5000 FEET WEST OF HIGHWAY 395…WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS NEAR LASSEN NATIONAL PARK.

* WINDS: SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 55 MPH.

* SNOW LEVELS: NEAR 6000 FEET LOWERING TO 5000 TO 5500 FEET.

* IMPACTS: SLICK CONDITIONS WITH POOR VISIBILITY AND CHAIN RESTRICTIONS OVER YUBA PASS AND FREDONYER SUMMIT.

* MOTORISTS IN HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES CAN EXPECT DIFFICULT DRIVING CONDITIONS WITH STRONG CROSS WINDS ALONG HIGHWAY 395. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… SNOW IS EXPECTED TO POSE AN INCONVENIENCE TO TRAVELERS. ROADS WILL BECOME SLICK AND HAZARDOUS…WITH SNOW AND ICE FIRST DEVELOPING ON BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES. MOTORISTS SHOULD SLOW DOWN AND USE CAUTION. CHECK OUR WEBSITE AT WEATHER.GOV/RENO OR LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO FOR UPDATES ON THIS SITUATION.


 

Jeremy Couso
Jeremy Couso
SusanvilleStuff.com Publisher/Editor
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