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Posted by: thepinetree on 04/03/2020 03:52 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 04/03/2020 03:52 PM
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Winter Storm Warning Starting Late Saturday Morning. Snow & Rain Across Our Region Into Next Week

Arnold, CA...The Detailed forecast for the West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada is as follows: Tonight Mostly clear. Lows 18 to 33 higher elevations...33 to 39 lower elevations. Prevailing southwest winds up to 10 mph shifting to the east after midnight. Saturday A chance of rain and snow showers in the morning, then rain and snow showers in the afternoon. Highs 30 to 45 higher elevations...39 to 51 lower elevations. No snow accumulation lower elevations...3 to 6 inches higher elevations. Snow level 4500 feet increasing to 5500 feet in the afternoon. Prevailing south winds up to 15 mph with gusts to around 35 mph. Over ridges, prevailing southwest winds 15 to 25 mph increasing to 25 to 35 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 50 mph over ridges.




Saturday Night Rain showers at lower elevations...and rain and snow showers at higher elevations. Lows 22 to 37 higher elevations...36 to 42 lower elevations. No snow accumulation lower elevations...3 to 6 inches higher elevations. Snow level 6000 feet. Prevailing southwest winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Over ridges, prevailing southwest winds 25 to 35 mph increasing to 30 to 45 mph with gusts to around 60 mph after midnight.

Sunday Snow showers and heavy rain showers. Breezy. Highs 27 to 42 higher elevations...39 to 47 lower elevations. No snow accumulation lower elevations...4 to 10 inches higher elevations. Snow level 5500 feet. Prevailing south winds 10 to 25 mph. Over ridges, prevailing southwest winds 25 to 45 mph shifting to the south 35 to 50 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday Night Snow showers and heavy rain showers. Colder. Lows 17 to 32 higher elevations...30 to 38 lower elevations. Snow accumulation up to 2 inches lower elevations...except 9 to 15 inches higher elevations. Snow level 4500 feet. Prevailing southwest winds up to 20 mph, gusts up to 35 mph in the evening. Gusts up to 50 mph in the evening. Over ridges...prevailing southwest winds 25 to 35 mph decreasing to 10 to 20 mph after midnight.

Monday Rain and snow showers. Moderate snow accumulations possible. Highs 29 to 44.

Monday Night Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow showers. Lows 19 to 34.

Tuesday Mostly cloudy with rain and snow showers likely. Not as cool. Light snow accumulations possible. Highs 34 to 49.

Tuesday Night Through Thursday NightMostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow showers. Lows 25 to 40. Highs 37 to 52.

Friday Partly cloudy with a slight chance of rain and snow showers. Highs 42 to 57.

Winter Storm Warning
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Sacramento CA
216 PM PDT Fri Apr 3 2020

...A High Impact Late Season Winter Storm to bring Mountain
Travel Impacts This Weekend into Early Next Week...

.A pair of Pacific systems are set to arrive this weekend
bringing significant late season snowfall to the mountains. The
initial storm arriving on Saturday will bring periods of snow to
areas between 4,000 and 5,000 feet. Expected amounts will range
from 6 to 12 inches ahead of a stronger system set to drop
heavier snowfall on Sunday. An additional 1 to 2 feet of snow is
expected leading to periods of mountain travel impacts. For those
who must travel, expect chain controls, possible road closures,
snow-covered roads, poor visibility, and significant travel
delays. Snow showers continue into Monday with snow levels
lowering down to 3,000 to 4,000 feet. Storm total snow amounts
will likely range from 1 to 3 feet, locally over 4 feet possible.

CAZ014-068-069-041200-
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Burney Basin / Eastern Shasta County-
Western Plumas County/Lassen Park-
West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada-
216 PM PDT Fri Apr 3 2020

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM SATURDAY TO 11 AM
PDT MONDAY ABOVE 4500 FEET...

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Travel will be very difficult to
impossible. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 3 feet, with
localized amounts up to 4 feet, are expected.

* WHERE...Burney Basin / Eastern Shasta County, Western Plumas
County/Lassen Park and West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada.

* WHEN...From Saturday morning through Monday morning

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for significant reductions in
visibility at times, chain controls, and possible road closures.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning for snow means there will be snow covered
roads and limited visibilities. Travel is not recommended while
the warning is in effect. If you must travel, keep an extra
flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an
emergency.The latest road conditions for the state you are
calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.




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Posted on: 2020-04-05 19:54:29   By: Anonymous
 
Well at least we all are going to have some good precipitation with rain and snow despite what is happening now. I can imagine that our air is already getting a lot cleaner too with a smaller amount of vehicles on the roads; hence, WAY LESS carbon emissions!

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