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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
243 PM MST WED NOV 26 2014

WYZ001-012>015-024-271100-
JACKSON HOLE-SALT RIVER AND WYOMING RANGES-
TETON AND GROS VENTRE MOUNTAINS-WIND RIVER MOUNTAINS EAST-
WIND RIVER MOUNTAINS WEST-YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK-
243 PM MST WED NOV 26 2014

...ANOTHER SIGNIFICANT WINTER WEATHER SYSTEM TO IMPACT THE
WESTERN AND CENTRAL MOUNTAINS THIS WEEKEND...

LIGHT SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO FALL PERIODICALLY ACROSS THE NORTHWEST
MOUNTAINS...PARTICULARLY BETWEEN THE TETONS AND THE
NORTHERN YELLOWSTONE REGION...THROUGH THE DAY AND EVENING ON FRIDAY.
HOWEVER...BEHIND THIS A MUCH STRONGER WINTER WEATHER SYSTEM WILL BE
BREWING WITH INCREASED MOISTURE AND STRONGER FORCING ALLOWING FOR
MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW TO EXPAND ACROSS THE REGION THROUGH THE DAY
ON SATURDAY...LASTING THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT PERIOD INTO SUNDAY
MORNING. IN GENERAL...NEW SNOWFALL OF 8 TO 16 INCHES IN THE
MOUNTAINS...WITH MORE ACROSS FAVORED HIGH ELEVATION SLOPES...WILL BE
POSSIBLE FROM FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING. THE VALLEYS COULD
SEE ANYWHERE FROM 4 TO 8 INCHES OF THE WHITE STUFF OVER THE SAME
PERIOD OF TIME.

$$

JB

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
103 PM PST WED NOV 26 2014

CAZ013>019-063-064-066>069-271400-
SHASTA LAKE AREA / NORTHERN SHASTA COUNTY-
BURNEY BASIN / EASTERN SHASTA COUNTY-NORTHERN SACRAMENTO VALLEY-
CENTRAL SACRAMENTO VALLEY-SOUTHERN SACRAMENTO VALLEY-
CARQUINEZ STRAIT AND DELTA-NORTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY-
MOUNTAINS SOUTHWESTERN SHASTA COUNTY TO NORTHERN LAKE COUNTY-
CLEAR LAKE/SOUTHERN LAKE COUNTY-
NORTHEAST FOOTHILLS/SACRAMENTO VALLEY-MOTHERLODE-
WESTERN PLUMAS COUNTY/LASSEN PARK-
WEST SLOPE NORTHERN SIERRA NEVADA-
103 PM PST WED NOV 26 2014

...WET SYSTEM TO IMPACT THANKSGIVING WEEKEND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK...

.IMPACTS...
  *RAIN AND SNOW EXPECTED FOR LATE FRIDAY THROUGH THE WEEKEND
   INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK CAUSING DIFFICULTIES FOR HOLIDAY TRAVEL.

  *FALLEN LEAVES MAY LEAD TO CLOGGED DRAINS AND LOCALIZED FLOODING.

  *BURN SCAR AREAS MAY BE SUSCEPTIBLE TO DEBRIS FLOWS.

.TIMING AND STRENGTH...
  *DRY WEATHER...MILD TEMPERATURES...AND PATCHY VALLEY FOG THROUGH THANKSGIVING.

  *WET WEATHER LIKELY LATE FRIDAY INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK.

  *SNOW LEVELS (~6000 FEET) FOR THE WEEKEND.

  *POSSIBILITY FOR LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW ACCUMULATIONS IN THE
   SIERRA AND SOUTHERN CASCADE RANGES.


.CONFIDENCE...
  *HIGH CONFIDENCE FOR WET WEATHER INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK.

  *MEDIUM CONFIDENCE IN LOWERING SNOW LEVELS AND MODERATE SNOW
   ACCUMULATIONS.

.WEATHER SUMMARY...
  *HIGH PRESSURE WILL MAINTAIN DRY AND MILD WEATHER THROUGH
   THANKSGIVING. THE FIRST OF A SERIES OF STORMS WILL BRING WET
   WEATHER STARTING LATE FRIDAY. WIDESPREAD PRECIPITATION IS
   EXPECTED THROUGH THE WEEKEND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK. ALTHOUGH THE
   SECOND SYSTEM MAY BE DELAYED INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK. SNOW OVER
   THE PASSES WILL LIKELY IMPACT A BUSY TRAVEL WEEKEND.

$$


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
302 PM MST WED NOV 26 2014

WYZ001>020-022>030-271200-
ABSAROKA MOUNTAINS-BIGHORN MOUNTAINS SOUTHEAST-
BIGHORN MOUNTAINS WEST-CASPER MOUNTAIN-CODY FOOTHILLS-
EAST SWEETWATER COUNTY-FLAMING GORGE-
GREEN MOUNTAINS AND RATTLESNAKE RANGE-JACKSON HOLE-LANDER FOOTHILLS-
NATRONA COUNTY LOWER ELEVATIONS-NORTH BIG HORN BASIN-
NORTHEAST JOHNSON COUNTY-OWL CREEK AND BRIDGER MOUNTAINS-
ROCK SPRINGS AND GREEN RIVER-SALT RIVER AND WYOMING RANGES-
SOUTH LINCOLN COUNTY-SOUTHEAST BIG HORN BASIN-
SOUTHEAST JOHNSON COUNTY-SOUTHWEST BIG HORN BASIN-STAR VALLEY-
TETON AND GROS VENTRE MOUNTAINS-UPPER GREEN RIVER BASIN-
UPPER GREEN RIVER BASIN FOOTHILLS-UPPER WIND RIVER BASIN-
WIND RIVER BASIN-WIND RIVER MOUNTAINS EAST-WIND RIVER MOUNTAINS WEST-
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK-
302 PM MST WED NOV 26 2014

...A HIGH WIND WATCH IS IN EFFECT ACROSS THE ABSAROKA MOUNTAINS
AND ADJACENT CODY FOOTHILLS FROM NOON ON THURSDAY THROUGH THE DAY ON
SATURDAY...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR WESTERN AND CENTRAL WYOMING.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

PERIODS OF LIGHT SNOW...OCCASIONALLY MODERATE...WILL CONTINUE
OVER NORTHERN WYOMING THIS MORNING BEFORE TAPERING OFF LATER THIS
MORNING INTO THE AFTERNOON. THE BIGGEST IMPACT WILL BE ACROSS THE
NORTHERN BIGHORN MOUNTAINS. HOWEVER...MANY ROADS INCLUDING MOUNTAIN
PASSES WILL BE SLICK AND HAZARDOUS THIS MORNING.

IN ADDITION...STRONG WEST WINDS WILL OCCUR ACROSS SWEETWATER COUNTY.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH THE DAY SATURDAY...VERY STRONG WINDS
ARE POSSIBLE OVER THE ABSAROKA MOUNTAINS IN ADDITION TO THE CODY
FOOTHILLS. ADDITIONALLY...SATURDAY AND SUNDAY...SIGNIFICANT
SNOWFALL POSSIBLE WEST. A STRONG COLD FRONT PUSHING SOUTH...EAST OF
THE DIVIDE...WITH BRING MUCH COLDER TEMPERATURES AND THE POSSIBILITY
OF SOME SNOWFALL. BRISK WINDS WILL CONTINUE SATURDAY IN THE ROCK
SPRINGS TO CASPER WIND CORRIDOR.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

PLEASE REPORT SNOWFALL AMOUNTS OR STRONG WIND GUSTS.

$$

TEAM RIVERTON

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY - HANFORD CA
527 AM PST WED NOV 26 2014

CAZ089>092-271230-
WEST CENTRAL SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY-EAST CENTRAL SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY-
SOUTHWESTERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY-SOUTHEASTERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY-
527 AM PST WED NOV 26 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN
SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY.

...WET WEATHER...

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER EXPECTED.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

* WINDS: POSSIBLE GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH AS FRONTAL BAND MOVES
  THROUGH THE AREA.

* VISIBILITY: LOWERING TO LESS THAN 1 MILE IN HEAVIER RAIN.

* TIMING: SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE: THE ENTIRE SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY.

* IMPACTS: BRIEF GUSTY WINDS...HEAVY RAINFALL...AND SMALL HAIL MAY
  MAKE FOR DIFFICULT TRAVEL CONDITIONS. ADDITIONALLY...RAIN WILL
  MAKE ROADS SLICK ALONG MANY HIGHWAYS LIKE 99 AND INTERSTATE 5.
  TRAVEL DELAYS ALONG MAJOR ROADWAYS ARE POSSIBLE WITH REDUCED
  VISIBILITY IN HEAVIER SHOWERS. PLEASE MAKE SURE WINDSHIELD
  WIPERS ARE IN PROPER WORKING ORDER BEFORE TRAVELING THIS
  WEEKEND.

* STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO...OR YOUR FAVORITE NEWS
  SOURCE...FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.


.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SKYWARN SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED.

WEATHER SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT ANY SIGNIFICANT OR
UNUSUAL CONDITIONS TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY - HANFORD CA
527 AM PST WED NOV 26 2014

CAZ093-094-271230-
MARIPOSA MADERA AND FRESNO COUNTY FOOTHILLS-
TULARE COUNTY FOOTHILLS-
527 AM PST WED NOV 26 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR THE FOOTHILLS OF THE
SOUTHERN SIERRA NEVADA.

...WET WEATHER...

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER EXPECTED.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

* WINDS: POSSIBLE GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH AS FRONTAL BAND MOVES
  THROUGH THE AREA.

* VISIBILITY: LOWERING TO LESS THAN 1 MILE IN HEAVIER RAIN.

* TIMING: SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE: THE ENTIRE SIERRA FOOTHILL COMMUNITY.

* IMPACTS: BRIEF GUSTY WINDS...HEAVY RAINFALL...AND SMALL HAIL MAY
  MAKE FOR DIFFICULT TRAVEL CONDITIONS. ADDITIONALLY...RAIN WILL
  MAKE ROADS SLICK ALONG MANY HIGHWAYS LIKE 41, 49, AND 190.
  TRAVEL DELAYS ALONG MAJOR ROADWAYS ARE POSSIBLE WITH REDUCED
  VISIBILITY IN HEAVIER SHOWERS. PLEASE MAKE SURE WINDSHIELD
  WIPERS ARE IN PROPER WORKING ORDER BEFORE TRAVELING THIS
  WEEKEND.

* STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO...OR YOUR FAVORITE NEWS
  SOURCE...FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.


.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SKYWARN SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED.

WEATHER SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT ANY SIGNIFICANT OR
UNUSUAL CONDITIONS TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY - HANFORD CA
527 AM PST WED NOV 26 2014

CAZ096-097-271230-
SIERRA NEVADA FROM YOSEMITE TO KINGS CANYON-
TULARE COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
527 AM PST WED NOV 26 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF
THE SOUTHERN SIERRA NEVADA.

...WINTER WEATHER...

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER EXPECTED.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: SEVERAL INCHES ALONG TULARE COUNTY
  MOUNTAINS. UP TO A FEW FEET IN THE YOSEMITE AREA.

* ELEVATION: 9000 FEET ON SUNDAY...LOWERING TO 5000 FEET AS STORM
  MOVES THROUGH.

* WINDS: GUSTS UP TO 65 MPH ALONG THE CRESTS.

* VISIBILITY: LESS THAN 1 MILE IN HEAVY RAIN, 1/2 MILE IN HEAVY
  SNOW.

* TIMING: SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE: YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK...INCLUDING TUOLUMNE
  MEADOWS...TIOGA PASS...WAWONA...AND THE SOUTH ENTRANCE AS WELL
  AS KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARK AND HUNTINGTON LAKE. SEQUOIA
  NATIONAL PARK...INCLUDING LODGEPOLE...AS WELL AS OTHER
  COMMUNITIES ABOVE 6000 FEET.

* IMPACTS: ANYONE WITH OUTDOOR PLANS SHOULD TAKE CAUTION...AND
  TRAVEL MAY BE DIFFICULT DUE TO SNOW COVERED ROADS. ALSO CARRY A
  WINTER SURVIVAL KIT. FURTHER STATEMENTS INCLUDING ADVISORIES...
  WATCHES AND WARNINGS MAY BE NECESSARY.

* STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO...OR YOUR FAVORITE NEWS
  SOURCE...FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.


.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SKYWARN SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED.

WEATHER SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT ANY SIGNIFICANT OR
UNUSUAL CONDITIONS TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ELKO NV
304 AM PST WED NOV 26 2014

NVZ030-031-033-034-036-038-039-271115-
HUMBOLDT COUNTY-NORTHERN ELKO COUNTY-SOUTHEASTERN ELKO COUNTY-
RUBY MOUNTAINS AND EAST HUMBOLDT RANGE-
NORTHERN LANDER COUNTY AND NORTHERN EUREKA COUNTY-
SOUTHWEST ELKO COUNTY-SOUTH CENTRAL ELKO COUNTY-
304 AM PST WED NOV 26 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NEVADA...NORTH
CENTRAL NEVADA...NORTHEAST NEVADA AND NORTHWEST NEVADA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY.

NO SIGNIFICANT WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH MONDAY.

POTENTIAL FOR SNOWFALL DURING THANKSGIVING WEEKEND RETURN TRAVEL.
BY SATURDAY AFTERNOON PACIFIC MOISTURE WILL COMBINE WITH A
DEVELOPING COLD FRONT OVER SOUTHERN IDAHO TO BRING RAIN AND SNOW
SHOWERS TO NORTHERN NEVADA. AT THIS TIME SNOW LEVELS LOOK TO BE
HIGH ENOUGH TO MITIGATE ANY TRAVEL CONCERNS. THE COLD FRONT IS
EXPECTED TO PUSH FURTHER SOUTH ON SUNDAY...BEFORE STALLING ACROSS
NORTHERN NEVADA. THIS WILL ALLOW COLDER AIR TO MOVE INTO THE
REGION AND DROP SNOW LEVELS TO 5000 FEET. FORECAST CONFIDENCE IS
STILL LOW AT THIS TIME AS MODELS HAVE HAD ISSUES HANDLING THIS
EVOLVING WEATHER PATTERN OVER THE PAST SEVERAL DAYS.

EVEN WITH THE LOW CONFIDENCE...TRAVEL CONCERNS ARE EXPECTED AT
THIS TIME TO BE THE GREATEST ACROSS NORTHERN NEVADA...ESPECIALLY
NORTH OF INTERSTATE 80.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTERS ARE ASKED TO REPORT WEATHER PHENOMENA ACCORDING TO
STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE.

$$

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