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JH Heating Winter Storm Warning – LHS Bus Cancellation on 395

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow and high winds.

CHP Closes 396 to High Profile Vehicles South of Susanville

Lassen High Suspends Bus Route South of Hicks Road

Good morning everybody,

A quick look at the weather for you on a stormy Friday.

Highway 395 south of Hicks Road is closed to high profile vehicles because of high winds.  Lassen High School’s Bus 60 will not be transporting school students this morning.  For more information, call Lassen High School at 257-2142 after 7:30 this morning.

A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow remains in effect from 5 PM this afternoon to 5 PM PDT Saturday.

* Timing: rain and high elevation snow west of Highway 395 will spread into eastern Lassen County today. A cold front will move through northeast California tonight with rain changing to snow in lower elevations.

* Snow accumulations: 1 to 2 feet of snow are likely west of Highway 395 and south of Highway 44 with the highest totals from Fredonyer Summit to Yuba Pass. East of Highway 395 and north of Highway 44… up to 6 inches are likely… mainly above 5000 feet. Little accumulation is expected in the lower elevations south and east of Susanville.

* Winds: southwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 40 mph. * Snow levels: 6500 to 7000 feet early this evening… then falling to the valley floors by early Saturday morning.

* Impacts: snow and gusty winds will produce dangerous travel conditions over the passes. The worst conditions and near zero visibility are likely tonight and early Saturday morning.

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.

Weather Forecast:

Today: Rain. High near 52. Southwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight: Rain before 2am, then rain and snow. Snow level 5800 feet lowering to 4200 feet after midnight . Low around 30. South wind between 10 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Saturday: Snow showers likely, mainly before 11am. Cloudy, with a high near 38. West wind between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Saturday Night: A 40 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. North wind around 5 mph. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Sunday: A 50 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 38. West wind around 5 mph. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

Live Traffic Cameras From CalTrans

   
SR36 at Fredonyer Summit
US395 at Doyle
SR44 at Bogard
Junction SR36 and SR44
 

Western US infrared image from NOAA’s Geostationary Satellite Server

For Road Conditions and Highway Information from the California Department of Transportation call 800.427.7263 or click here for Mountain Highway Conditions.

Chain Requirements:
R1: Chains, traction devices or snow tires are required on the drive axle of all vehicles except four wheel/ all wheel drive vehicles.
R2: Chains or traction devices are required on all vehicles except four wheel/ all wheel drive vehicles with snow-tread tires on all four wheels.
(NOTE: Four wheel/all wheel drive vehicles must carry traction devices in chain control areas.)
R3: Chains or traction devices are required on all vehicles, no exceptions.

Chain Controls:
You must stop and put on chains when highway signs indicate chains are required. You can be cited by the California Highway Patrol and fined if you don’t. You will usually have about a mile between “Chains Required” signs and the checkpoint to install your chains.
Control areas can change rapidly from place to place because of changing weather and road conditions.
The speed limit when chains are required is 25 or 30 miles an hour.
When you put on chains, wait until you can pull completely off the roadway to the right. Do not stop in a traffic lane where you will endanger yourself and block traffic.

 

Jeremy Couso
Jeremy Couso
SusanvilleStuff.com Publisher/Editor
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