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Whitmore, CA Area Weather Advisories

Winter Storm Watch

Issued: Thursday, October 30, 3:50 am PDT
Expires: Saturday, November 1, 5:00 pm PDT

SIGNIFICANT EARLY SEASON SIERRA SNOW FRIDAY & SATURDAY.

A PACIFIC COLD FRONT WILL TRACK EASTWARD ACROSS NORTHERN CALIFORNIA FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY.

THIS STORM WILL HAVE ENOUGH MOISTURE TO BRING SEVERAL INCHES OR MORE OF SNOW TO THE WESTERN SIERRA SLOPES ABOVE 5000 FT.

THIS WILL IMPACT TRAVEL ACROSS THE SIERRA INCLUDING HIGHWAY 50 AND INTERSTATE 80.

THE BULK OF SNOW IS EXPECTED FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING.

BUT LIGHTER SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL OCCUR BEFORE AND AFTER THIS TIMEFRAME.

MOTORISTS SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS.

WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON ABOVE 5000 FEET.

IMPACTS:
MODERATE TRAVEL PROBLEMS LIKELY.

MOTORISTS MAY EXPERIENCE VERY LONG DELAYS.

CHAIN RESTRICTIONS ARE PROBABLE ESPECIALLY FOR TRUCKS.

REDUCED VISIBILITY DURING HEAVIER SNOW WILL MAKE DRIVING HAZARDOUS.

* CONFIDENCE: HIGH CONFIDENCE THAT SNOW WILL OCCUR ABOVE 5000 FT.

MEDIUM CONFIDENCE IN AMOUNTS AND TIMING.

* TIMING: THE BULK OF SNOW IS EXPECTED BETWEEN 5 PM FRIDAY TO 11 AM SATURDAY.

BUT LIGHTER SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL OCCUR BEFORE AND AFTER THIS TIMEFRAME.

LOCATIONS INCLUDE:
LASSEN NATIONAL PARK, BLUE CANYON, DONNER PASS, ECHO SUMMIT, CARSON PASS.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 3 TO 9 INCHES ABOVE 5000 FEET AND UP TO A FOOT OF SNOW ABOVE THE 7000 FOOT LEVEL BETWEEN FRIDAY AND SATURDAY AFTERNOONS.

* FOR A DETAILED VIEW OF THE HAZARD AREA, VISIT HTTP://WWWWEATHERGOV/SACRAMENTO/HAZARDS.

INTERACT WITH US VIA SOCIAL MEDIA WWWFACEBOOKCOM/NWSSACRAMENTO WWWTWITTERCOM/NWSSACRAMENTO