Rain and Snow Coming This Weekend

In Safety, Weather

A winter weather advisory is in effect for the western slope of the Sierra Nevada with high winds, rain and snow likely.

NOAA: A LATE SEASON STORM WILL LIKELY DROP PERIODS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY
RAIN AND SNOW OVER INTERIOR NORTHERN CALIFORNIA TONIGHT THROUGH
FRIDAY NIGHT.
…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO
5 AM PDT SATURDAY ABOVE 5500 FEET…
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SACRAMENTO HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY ABOVE 5500 FEET FOR HEAVY SNOW AND/OR BLOWING SNOW…
WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO 5 AM PDT SATURDAY.
* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 5 TO 10 INCHES ABOVE 5500 FEET AND UP TO 4
INCHES DOWN TO 4500 FEET.
* TIMING: SNOW BEGINS ABOVE 7000 FEET TONIGHT BEFORE IMPACTING
AREAS DOWN TO 4500 FEET FRIDAY NIGHT.
* LOCATIONS INCLUDE: LASSEN NATIONAL PARK…DONNER PASS…ECHO
SUMMIT…CARSON PASS.
* WINDS: SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS 35 TO 50 MPH.
* IMPACTS: GREATEST IMPACTS MAY BE PERIODS OF LATE SEASON HEAVY
SNOWFALL ACCUMULATING ON ROADS AT PASS LEVEL FRIDAY AFTERNOON
INTO OVERNIGHT. BLOWING SNOW NEAR SIERRA CREST MAY ALSO LIMIT
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