Winter Storm Warning


URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HANFORD CA 712 PM PST THU JAN 19 2017

CAZ096-097-201115- /O.CON.KHNX.WS.W.0005.170120T1200Z-170121T1800Z/ SIERRA NEVADA FROM YOSEMITE TO KINGS CANYON- TULARE COUNTY MOUNTAINS- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CAMP NELSON...GIANT FOREST... LODGEPOLE...JOHNSONDALE 712 PM PST THU JAN 19 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM FRIDAY TO 10 AM PST SATURDAY...

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...A FEW INCHES DOWN TO 4000 FEET. UP TO 12 INCHES ABOVE 5000 FEET. 2 FEET OR MORE ABOVE 7000 FEET.

* TIMING...THE HEAVIEST SNOW IS EXPECTED TO FALL EARLY FRIDAY MORNING INTO FRIDAY EVENING.

* IMPACTS...THE HEAVY SNOW WILL MAKE MANY ROADS IMPASSABLE AND CREATE WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS. OVER THE HIGHEST ELEVATIONS... STRONG WINDS WILL LEAD TO BLOWING SNOW AND REDUCED VISIBILITY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT... FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

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$$URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA 830 PM PST THU JAN 19 2017

...MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS EXPECTED IN THE MOUNTAINS OF VENTURA AND LOS ANGELES COUNTIES THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING...

.SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS CAN BE EXPECTED THIS EVENING BEFORE THE SECOND STORM ARRIVES EARLY FRIDAY. THIS WILL GENERATE ANOTHER ROUND OF HEAVY SNOW ON FRIDAY AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS...THEN LIGHT ACCUMULATIONS BETWEEN 4000 AND 5000 FEET FRIDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY SATURDAY.

A THIRD STORM IS EXPECTED ON SUNDAY BUT SNOW LEVELS ARE EXPECTED TO RISE TO OVER 9000` SO LITTLE TO NO SNOW ACCUMULATION IS EXPECTED UNTIL SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY WHEN COLDER AIR ARRIVES.

CAZ053-054-201230- /O.CON.KLOX.WS.W.0001.000000T0000Z-170121T1700Z/ VENTURA COUNTY MOUNTAINS- LOS ANGELES COUNTY MOUNTAINS EXCLUDING THE SANTA MONICA RANGE- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LOCKWOOD VALLEY...MOUNT PINOS...ACTON... MOUNT WILSON...SANDBERG 830 PM PST THU JAN 19 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM PST SATURDAY...

* TIMING...SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS WILL LINGER THROUGH THIS EVENING. A SECOND STORM WILL BRING MORE HEAVY SNOW FRIDAY INTO EARLY SATURDAY.

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS WILL RANGE FROM 5000 TO 6000 FEET TONIGHT THEN RISE TO 5500 TO 6500 FEET FRIDAY BEFORE FALLING TO 4000 TO 5000 FEET FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...5 TO 10 INCHES ABOVE 6000 FEET THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING, WITH ISOLATED AMOUNTS UP TO 16 INCHES ABOVE 7000 FEET. LIGHT ACCUMULATIONS EXPECTED BETWEEN 4000 AND 5000 FEET FRIDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY SATURDAY.

* WINDS...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS INCREASING TO 25 TO 40 MPH WITH DAMAGING GUSTS TO 65 MPH FRIDAY INTO FRIDAY EVENING.

* IMPACTS...PERIODS OF SNOW...GUSTY WINDS...AND LOW VISIBILITIES WILL MAKE FOR DANGEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS AND COULD LEAD TO TRAVEL PROBLEMS ON HIGHER MOUNTAIN ROADS. THERE IS A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS ACROSS INTERSTATE 5 NEAR THE GRAPEVINE LATE FRIDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY SATURDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

ONLY TRAVEL INTO THE MOUNTAINS IN AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...CHECK THE LATEST ROAD REPORTS BEFORE DEPARTING. KEEP AN EMERGENCY KIT IN YOUR VEHICLE WHICH INCLUDES A FLASHLIGHT... FOOD AND WATER... EXTRA CLOTHES AND BLANKETS... AND TIRE CHAINS.

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GOMBERG/MWURGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAS VEGAS NV 235 PM PST THU JAN 19 2017

.AS THE FIRST STORM SYSTEM SLIDES EAST THIS EVENING A SECOND STORM OFF THE PACIFIC WILL BRING ANOTHER ROUND OF SIGNIFICANT SNOW TO ELEVATIONS ABOVE 5000 FEET IN SOUTHEAST CALIFORNIA...SOUTHERN NEVADA AND NORTHWEST ARIZONA THROUGH SATURDAY. ANOTHER STORM WILL BRING THE POTENTIAL FOR ADDITIONAL SNOW TO THE REGION SUNDAY INTO MONDAY.

CAZ519-201045- /O.CON.KVEF.WS.W.0003.000000T0000Z-170121T1200Z/ EASTERN SIERRA SLOPES- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ASPENDELL...MT WHITNEY 235 PM PST THU JAN 19 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST SATURDAY...

* TIMING...AFTER A SHORT BREAK...SNOW WILL BEGIN INCREASING AGAIN FRIDAY MORNING AND THEN TAPER OFF FRIDAY EVENING.

* SNOW LEVEL...4000 TO 5000 FEET.

* ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS...A TRACE TO 6 INCHES ABOVE 4000 FEET...8 TO 14 INCHES ABOVE 6000 FEET...12 TO 24 INCHES ABOVE 8000 FEET...1 TO 3 FEET ABOVE 9000 FEET.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 50 MPH. STRONGER GUSTS NEAR THE SIERRA CREST.

* IMPACTS...SNOWFALL RATES OF TWO INCHES PER HOUR FRIDAY MORNING. SNOWFALL WILL CREATE DIFFICULT TRAVEL CONDITIONS IN THE MOUNTAINS DUE TO SLICK ROADS AND LOW VISIBILITY. ROAD RESTRICTIONS OR CLOSURES MAY BE NEEDED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

CHECK ROAD CONDITIONS BEFORE DEPARTING AND STAY UP TO DATE ON THE LATEST FORECAST. USE CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING...BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES.

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$$URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV 1234 PM PST THU JAN 19 2017

CAZ073-201200- /O.CON.KREV.WS.W.0005.000000T0000Z-170123T1200Z/ MONO COUNTY- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF BRIDGEPORT AND MAMMOTH LAKES 1234 PM PST THU JAN 19 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST MONDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RENO HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND GUSTY WINDS, WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST MONDAY. THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT. THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TIMING: SNOW SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE WEST OF 395 TODAY WITH SNOW INCREASING FOR ALL AREAS FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY MORNING. ANOTHER SHORT BREAK IS EXPECTED SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING BEFORE THE STRONGEST OF THE THREE STORMS ARRIVES SATURDAY NIGHT AND CONTINUES INTO MONDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS THROUGH MONDAY MORNING: 3 TO 6 FEET ABOVE 8000 FEET WITH LOCALLY UP TO 8 FEET ON THE SIERRA CREST. 1 TO 3 FEET ALONG HIGHWAY 395 WITH MOST OF THE SNOW FALLING SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT.

* WINDS: SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH THROUGH SATURDAY. A PERIOD WITH GUSTS TO 55 MPH IS POSSIBLE SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY. SIERRA RIDGE WINDS GUSTING UP TO 100 MPH THROUGH SATURDAY AND UP TO 140 MPH SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY.

* IMPACTS: EXPECT HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS DUE TO SNOW COVEREDROADS AND PERIODS OF LOWER VISIBILITY FROM WIND DRIVEN SNOW. EXPECT AREAS OF BLIZZARD CONDITIONS LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING. TRAVEL MAY BECOME IMPOSSIBLE SUNDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

AVOID TRAVEL IF POSSIBLE, YOU COULD BE STUCK IN YOUR VEHICLE FOR MANY HOURS. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL, USE THE BREAKS IN THE STORM TODAY AND SATURDAY AFTERNOON, BUT LONG DELAYS ARE LIKELY AND CARRY AN EMERGENCY KIT WITH EXTRA FOOD, WATER AND CLOTHING. IF YOU STAY HOME, HAVE A BACKUP PLAN IN CASE OF EXTENDED POWER OUTAGES AND USE THE BREAKS IN THE STORM FOR SNOW REMOVAL AND STORM PREPARATION.

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$$URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA 1119 AM PST THU JAN 19 2017

...PERIODS OF HEAVY MOUNTAIN SNOW NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS...

.NORTHERN CALIFORNIA WILL BE BETWEEN TWO WINTER STORM SYSTEMS TODAY BUT HEAVY SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE OVER MUCH OF THE NORTH STATE. WITH SNOW LEVELS BETWEEN 3000 AND 4000 FEET, SNOWFALL WILL LIKELY CONTINUE TO CREATE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. ANOTHER STRONG WINTER STORM SYSTEM IS POISED TO MOVE INTO NORTHERN CALIFORNIA FRIDAY MORNING CONTINUING THE HEAVY SNOWFALL. ANOTHER BREAK IN THE HEAVIER PRECIPITATION WILL OCCUR ON SATURDAY. ANOTHER STORM SYSTEM IS FORECAST TO MOVE THROUGH THE NORTH STATE ON SUNDAY.

CAZ068-069-201500- /O.CAN.KSTO.WW.Y.0005.000000T0000Z-170120T1200Z/ /O.EXT.KSTO.WS.W.0005.170119T2000Z-170121T1800Z/ WESTERN PLUMAS COUNTY/LASSEN PARK- WEST SLOPE NORTHERN SIERRA NEVADA- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF CHESTER, QUINCY, AND BLUE CANYON 1119 AM PST THU JAN 19 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST SATURDAY...

* TIMING...PERIODS OF SNOW THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING WITH HEAVIEST SNOW AND GUSTY WINDS FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING.

* LOCATIONS...LASSEN PARK...INTERSTATE 80 OVER DONNER PASS... HIGHWAY 50 OVER ECHO SUMMIT...HIGHWAY 88 OVER CARSON PASS.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...1 TO 3 FEET OF SNOW ABOVE 4000 FEET WITH UP TO 4 FEET AT THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS.

* MAIN IMPACT...SLIPPERY SNOW COVERED ROADS WITH CHAIN CONTROLS LIKELY. WHITE OUT CONDITIONS AT TIMES WITH GUSTY WINDS ESPECIALLY FRIDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL, KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT, FOOD, AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

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