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Winter storm warning in effect until 4:00 a.m. Saturday

Urgent - Winter Weather Message...Corrected Wording
National Weather Service Sacramento CA
830 AM PST Fri Mar 12 2010

...Heavy Mountain Snow Developing Later Today And This Evening...

.A Winter Storm Was Producing Snow In The Northern And Coastal
Mountains This Morning And Will Spread Snow Into The Sierra Nevada
Today. Snow Will Taper Off This Evening In The Coastal And Northern
Mountains But Linger In The Sierra Nevada Into Early Saturday
Morning. Snow Amounts Of A Foot Or More Are Possible At The Higher

In Addition To Snow...Gusty Winds To 55 Mph Creating Blowing Snow
And Poor Visibilities Are Likely Midday Today Through Tonight.

Western Plumas County/Lassen Park-
West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada-
Including The City Of...Chester
240 AM PST Fri Mar 12 2010

...Winter Storm Warning Remains In Effect From 10 AM This Morning
To 4 AM PST Saturday Above 4500 Feet...

• Snow Accumulations And Elevation: A Foot Or More Above 5000
Feet...And Up To A Couple Of Inches Accumulating Down To Around
3000 Feet By Late Tonight...Some Snow May Fall As Low As 2000
Feet Late Tonight But Little Accumulation Is Expected At That

• Timing: Snow Beginning By Midday Today Becoming Heavy By Late
Afternoon And Through The Evening...Before Tapering Late

• Winds: Southerly Wind Gusts 45 To 55 Mph...Locally Stronger
Through Passes And Over Ridges.

• Impacts: Hazardous Driving Conditions For Mountain Roads Such
As Interstate 80...Highway 50...And Highway 70.

Precautionary/Preparedness Actions...

A Winter Storm Warning Means That Significant Snow Accumulations
Are Expected And Will Be Combined With Strong Winds And Poor
Visibilities To Impact Travel. If You Must Travel...Carry
Extra Food...Water And Warm Clothing In Your Vehicle In Case You
Get Stuck. Carry Chains When Traveling Through The Mountains And
Continue To Monitor The Latest Forecasts For Weather Updates.


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