The National Weather Service office in Reno has issued a Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 9:00a.m. until 10:00p.m. Thursday.
Forecasters are expecting strong, gusty southerly winds to move into the region Thursday morning, with peak winds expected from midday through late afternoon. Snow is likely to begin Thursday afternoon and last well into the evening.
Most areas will see south to southwest winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 55 mph. Higher gusts are forecast on ridges and along Highway 395 in Lassen County between Doyle and Janesville.
Expected snow accumulations during Thursday’s storm are 3 to 6 inches above 5500 feet and west of Highway 395. 1 to 3 inches above 5500 feet and east of Highway 395 and less than an inch below 5500 feet… including Susanville. Snow levels will range from 4500 to 5500 feet.
Special Note for Travelers on Highway 395
Travel along Highway 395 south of Susanville will be impacted by strong gusty winds Thursday. High profile vehicles should be prepared for delays or travel restrictions. Snow accumulations are likely Thursday afternoon and evening on roads such as highways 70, 36 and 44… especially over passes including Fredonyer and Yuba. Expect delays and chain controls.
For more information you can always find current conditions at LassenWeatherNetwork.com.