Winter Storm Warning

01/15/2020 2:30 AM through 01/15/2020 4:00 PM

Update to NWS-IDP-PROD-4010265-3403143 NWS-IDP-PROD-4010265-3403142

Winter Storm Warning issued January 15 at 2:30AM PST until January 17 at 6:00AM PST by NWS Sacramento CA

Alert

...Hazardous mountain travel expected later today into early
Friday...

.A winter storm is expected to bring moderate to heavy snow to the
mountains and upper foothills later today into Friday. Mountain
travel during this time will be very difficult with reduced
visibility, chain controls, and possible road closures. Gusty
winds may bring periods of whiteout conditions. Plan ahead and
continue to monitor the forecast.

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Travel will be very difficult to
impossible. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 2 feet, with
localized amounts up to 3 feet, are expected.

* WHERE...Motherlode and West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada.

* WHEN...6 AM Thursday to 6 AM Friday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Snow levels lower to 2000 to 2500 feet by
Thursday night.

Instructions

A Winter Storm Warning for snow means there will be snow covered
roads and limited visibilities. Travel is not recommended while
the warning is in effect. If you must travel, keep an extra
flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an
emergency.The latest road conditions for the state you are
calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Target Area

Motherlode; West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada

Sender: NWS Sacramento CA
Sent: 2:30 AM on 01-15-2020

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