Areas Affected: Burney Basin, Eastern Shasta County; Motherlode; Northeast Foothills, Sacramento Valley; West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada; Western Plumas County, Lassen Park
...Strong, high-impact storm this evening into Friday...
.A significant winter storm will move into the region this evening
and persist into Friday. Very low snow levels to start with along
with strong winds are expected. Snowfall will be possible down
into the Northern Sacramento Valley late today into Wednesday
morning with the cities of Redding and Red Bluff expected to
receive multiple inches of snow. Snow levels will generally rise
to 3000 ft or above Wednesday afternoon. An abundance of snow will
is expected in the Sierra and southern Cascades with this storm
that will make travel very difficult to impossible through Friday.
...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 2 AM PST FRIDAY...
* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Travel will be very difficult to
impossible. Damage to trees and power lines is possible. Total
snow accumulations of 1 to 5 feet above 3000 feet, with
localized amounts of 5 to 7 feet above 4500 feet, are possible.
Snow accumulations of less than a foot between 2000 and 3000
* WHERE...Burney Basin / Eastern Shasta County, Motherlode,
Western Plumas County/Lassen Park and West Slope Northern
* WHEN...4 PM Tuesday to 2 AM Friday.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for significant reductions in
visibility at times.
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.
...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING
TO 4 AM PST FRIDAY...
* CHANGES...Yesterday`s Winter Weather Advisory has expired and
was removed from the headline above.
* WHAT...For the Winter Storm Warning, heavy snow expected. Total
snow accumulations of 1 to 3 feet, except 3 to 6 feet above
7000 feet. Winds gusting up to 45 mph in lower elevations and in
excess of 90 mph over ridges leading to whiteout conditions.
* WHERE...Greater Lake Tahoe Area.
* WHEN...From 7 PM this evening to 4 AM PST Friday.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Rough conditions can be expected on Lake
Tahoe through much of the week. Gusts 30-45 mph with wave
heights of 2 to 5 feet.
* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult to impossible tonight
through Friday morning. Very strong winds could cause tree
damage and power outages. If you risk travel over the Sierra
passes, you cloud be stuck in your car for several hours.
Avoid travel if possible, you could be stuck in your vehicle for
many hours. If you must travel, prepare for long delays and carry
an emergency kit with extra food, water and clothing. If you stay
home, have a backup plan in case of power outages.
The latest road conditions can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.
The following message is transmitted at the request of the U.S.
Forest Service Sierra Avalanche Center.
The Sierra Avalanche Center in Truckee has issued a BACKCOUNTRY
AVALANCHE WATCH for the following areas:
Greater Lake Tahoe
* WHAT...Periods of EXTREME avalanche danger may occur from
Tuesday evening through Friday morning.
* WHERE...Central Sierra Nevada Mountains between Yuba Pass (Hwy
49) on the north and Ebbetts Pass (Hwy 4) on the south,
including the greater Lake Tahoe area.
* WHEN...In effect from 7 PM PST Tuesday evening to 7 AM PST
* IMPACTS...Forecast heavy snow and high wind may result in
widespread avalanche activity in the mountains. Heavy snow
loading on buried weak layers could cause large and destructive
* PRECAUTIONARY / PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...Very dangerous
avalanche conditions may occur. Travel in avalanche terrain is
not recommended during EXTREME avalanche danger. Large
destructive avalanches could occur.
Consult https://www.sierraavalanchecenter.org/ or www.avalanche.org
for more detailed information.
Similar avalanche danger may exist at locations outside the
coverage area of this or any avalanche center.