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Weather Bulletin: Heavy Snow Tonight Above 5,000 Feet


Forecasters at the National Weather Service office in Reno have issued a Winter Weather Advisory, in effect until 10:00a.m., Friday, as heavy snow is expected to fall in our area above 5,000 feet, with total accumulations in the upper elevations reaching up to 14 inches.

Here in the Honey Lake Valley, at the 4,500 mark, around two inches of snow are expected with winds gusting as high as 50ph.

Snow accumulations of 2 to 6 inches are forecast above 5,000 feet west of US-395, with 6 to 14 inches for higher passes such as Fredonyer Summit and Yuba Pass.

Below 5,000 feet, less than 2 inches of snow are expected.

Winds will be gusting as high as 50mph with a few gusts up to 65mph in wind prone portions of US-395 through this evening.

The heaviest snow in Lassen, eastern Plumas and eastern Sierra counties is most likely between 6:00p.m. this evening and 6:00a.m., tomorrow morning.

Travel could be difficult this evening, especially near and above 5,000 feet, with snowfall rates up to 2 inches per hour at times.

Hazardous conditions will impact the commutes from this evening through Friday morning.

Strong winds may blow down some tree limbs and a few power outages may result.

Gusty winds will continue, with snow developing around sunset from western Lassen County southward to central Sierra County including Yuba Pass. Snow levels will start
between 6,000 and 6,500 feet, then drop to near 5,500 feet overnight and near 5,000 feet by Thursday morning.

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