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   These are the stories we are working on for this week's newspaper:
  • Deputy shooting fallout: The children of a Portola man who was shot and killed at Eastern Plumas Health Care last year are seeking millions of dollars in damages.
  • The trout must go: The state is planning to pull all of the brook trout out of a Plumas County lake in order to protect the yellow-legged frog.
  • Inspections delayed: Cal Fire was scheduled to begin property inspections this week, but decided to wait until the public could better understand what the inspectors are doing.

Weather advisory in effect for western Plumas County

Feather Publishing
12/5/2010

Winter weather advisory remains in effect until 10 am pst monday above 5000 feet, A winter weather advisory above 5000 feet remains in effect until 10 am pst Monday. Snow accumulations: 3 to 6 inches of new snow accumulation are expected above 5000 feet, with up to a foot above 7000 feet by Monday morning.

Elevation: Snow levels will range from 5000 to 5500 feet. They may be locally lower in heavier snow showers.
Timing: Light snowfall this evening will be followed by a period of heavy snow tonight and early Monday morning. Snow will quickly taper off to scattered snow showers Monday morning.
Locations include: Passes above 5000 feet including yuba pass, donner summit, echo summit and carson pass.
Winds: South to southwest wind gusts up to 45 mph can be expected in the advisory area.
Impacts: The combination of snow, blowing snow and reduced visibility will cause travel difficulties at times over the higher mountain passes.

Precautionary/preparedness actions, A winter weather advisory for snow means that periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.

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