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Whitmore, CA Area Weather Advisories

Winter Weather Advisory

Issued: Thursday, April 24, 3:24 pm PDT
Expires: Saturday, April 26, 5:00 am PDT

LATE SEASON WINTER STORM FOR THE SIERRA NEVADA TONIGHT AND FRIDAY.

A LATE SEASON STORM IS EXPECTED TO CAUSE PERIODS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW OVER THE SIERRA NEVADA LATER TONIGHT AND INTO FRIDAY NIGHT.

MOTORISTS SHOULD CARRY TIRE CHAINS AND EXPECT TRAVEL DELAYS OVER THE SIERRA PASSES.

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO 5 AM PDT SATURDAY ABOVE 5000 FEET.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 5 TO 10 INCHES ABOVE 5500 FEET AND UP TO 4 INCHES DOWN TO 4500 FEET.

* TIMING: SNOW BEGINS ABOVE 7000 FEET TONIGHT BEFORE IMPACTING AREAS DOWN TO 4500 TO 5000 FEET FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND FRIDAY NIGHT.

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

* WINDS: SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS 35 TO 50 MPH WITH LOCALLY HIGHER GUSTS OVER REMOTE RIDGES.

IMPACTS:
GREATEST IMPACTS WILL BE PERIODS OF LATE SEASON HEAVY SNOWFALL ACCUMULATING ON ROADS AT PASS LEVEL LATE TONIGHT AND FRIDAY.

BLOWING SNOW NEAR THE SIERRA CREST MAY ALSO LIMIT VISIBILITIES.

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

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

Special Weather Statement

Issued: Thursday, April 24, 4:42 am PDT
Expires: Thursday, April 24, 5:00 pm PDT

COLDER PACIFIC STORM TONIGHT INTO EARLY SATURDAY.

IMPACTS:
CHAIN REQUIREMENTS POSSIBLE WITH ACCUMULATING SNOW OVER TRANS-SIERRA MOUNTAIN PASSES TONIGHT THROUGH EARLY SATURDAY.

POTENTIAL THUNDERSTORMS FRIDAY WITH HEAVY RAIN, SMALL HAIL, AND GUSTY WIND.

* CONFIDENCE: HIGH IN TIMING.

MEDIUM IN PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS AND THUNDERSTORM POTENTIAL.

* TIMING: PRECIPITATION THEN INCREASES AND SPREADS OVER ALL OF INTERIOR NORTHERN CALIFORNIA THIS EVENING INTO FRIDAY.

BEST THUNDERSTORM CHANCES ARE FRIDAY INTO FRIDAY EVENING OVER THE SOUTHERN SACRAMENTO AND NORTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEYS.

* SNOW LEVELS: INITIALLY AROUND 6000 TO 7000 FEET TODAY INTO TONIGHT, LOWERING TO AROUND 4500 FEET BY EARLY SATURDAY.

* PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS: GENERALLY AROUND HALF AN INCH OR LESS IN THE CENTRAL VALLEY WITH HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE IN THE FOOTHILLS AND MOUNTAINS AND WITH THUNDERSTORMS.

SNOW AMOUNTS FROM 5 TO 10 INCHES OVER THE HIGHER MOUNTAIN TERRAIN.