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NWS Weather Bulletin: Sunday Storm Promises Winter-Like Conditions


A strong storm dropping into the region will bring back winter-like conditions Sunday with high temperatures as much as 25-degrees below normal according to forecasters at the National Weather Service’s Reno office. With rain and snow showers, overcast skies and breezy winds, the temperatures will feel downright frigid, especially considering it is June.

Freezing Concerns
Overnight low temperatures in the Sierra could stay below freezing for as many as 3 to 4 more nights. Monday morning will be the greatest concern in western Nevada with colder valleys outside of urban centers likely dropping into the mid-30s for lows. Anyone with sensitive vegetation in these areas should take the necessary precautions.

No Snow Here in the Honey Lake Valley
Accumulating snow will be possible in the Sierra above 6,000 feet Saturday night through Sunday night with 2-4 inches of snow possible in the higher elevations above 7,000 feet. Here in northeast California, 4-8 inches is possible above 6,500 feet, with a couple inches down to 6,000 feet.

Mountains in western Nevada are also likely to see several inches of snow accumulation, with up to an inch for locations such as the Virginia City highlands.

Forecasters explain that with the June sun angle, snow will melt off rapidly with impacts to mountain passes likely to be short-lived. However, even a short burst of accumulating snow can cause a significant travel hazard, so slow down if you end up in any snow showers.

Anyone planning outdoor activities this weekend should be prepared for very cold temperatures and the potential for accumulating snow. This is a dramatic change in weather, and unusual for this time of year, so plan ahead.

For more information you can always find current conditions at LassenWeatherNetwork.com.

Jeremy Couso
Jeremy Couso
SusanvilleStuff.com Publisher/Editor


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