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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
148 PM PDT FRI APR 24 2015

...LATE SEASON STORM TO IMPACT SIERRA TONIGHT INTO SATURDAY...

.A COLD LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IS FORECAST TO DROP OUT OF THE GULF
OF ALASKA AND MOVE THROUGH NORTHERN CALIFORNIA TONIGHT AND EARLY
SATURDAY. THIS LATE SEASON WEATHER SYSTEM WILL BRING
PRECIPITATION TO MUCH OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA WITH SNOW OVER
HIGHER MOUNTAIN AREAS. THIS COLD SYSTEM WILL BRING SNOW LEVELS
DOWN TO AROUND 5500 FEET BY SATURDAY MORNING AND LOW ENOUGH TO
IMPACT THE SIERRA PASSES. SEVERAL INCHES OF SNOWFALL WILL BE
POSSIBLE ABOVE THIS ELEVATION FROM TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY.
PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO BECOME SHOWERY SATURDAY AFTERNOON.
THOSE TRAVELING INTO THE SIERRA TONIGHT OR SATURDAY SHOULD BE
PREPARED FOR WINTER LIKE CONDITIONS. CARRY TIRE CHAINS AND EXPECT
TRAVEL DELAYS.

CAZ068-069-251400-
/O.CON.KSTO.WW.Y.0008.150425T0600Z-150426T0000Z/
WESTERN PLUMAS COUNTY/LASSEN PARK-
WEST SLOPE NORTHERN SIERRA NEVADA-
148 PM PDT FRI APR 24 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS
EVENING TO 5 PM PDT SATURDAY ABOVE 5500 FEET...

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 3 TO 8 INCHES WITH UP TO A FOOT OVER THE
  HIGHEST SIERRA ELEVATIONS.

* ELEVATION: ABOVE 5500 FEET.

* TIMING: SNOW FALL STARTING LATE THIS EVENING WITH HEAVIEST
  SNOWFALL DURING THE MORNING HOURS SATURDAY.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE: LASSEN NATIONAL PARK...DONNER PASS...ECHO
  SUMMIT...CARSON PASS.

* WINDS: SOUTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

* IMPACTS: SNOW WILL CREATE SLICK AND ICY ROADS, ESPECIALLY
  SATURDAY MORNING. TRAVEL DELAYS ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE SIERRA
  WITH CHAIN RESTRICTIONS LIKELY.

* FOR A DETAILED VIEW OF THE HAZARD AREA...VISIT
  HTTP://WWW.WRH.NOAA.GOV/MAP/?WFO=STO.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF HEAVY
SNOW WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION
WHILE DRIVING.

&&

INTERACT WITH US VIA SOCIAL MEDIA
WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/NWSSACRAMENTO
WWW.TWITTER.COM/NWSSACRAMENTO

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