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icn  WINTER STORM WARNING
PLACER CALIFORNIA   (CAC061)

Effective: Tue, Jan 26, 2021 07:00pm PST Severity: Moderate
Updated: Tue, Jan 26, 2021 04:26am PST Urgency: Expected
Expires: Fri, Jan 29, 2021 04:00am PST Certainty: Likely

Areas Affected: Greater Lake Tahoe Area
 
Alert:
...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.
Instructions:
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.

 

icn  WINTER STORM WARNING
PLACER CALIFORNIA   (CAC061)

Effective: Tue, Jan 26, 2021 04:00pm PST Severity: Moderate
Updated: Tue, Jan 26, 2021 02:35am PST Urgency: Expected
Expires: Fri, Jan 29, 2021 02:00am PST Certainty: Likely

Areas Affected: Burney Basin, Eastern Shasta County; Motherlode; Northeast Foothills, Sacramento Valley; West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada; Western Plumas County, Lassen Park
 
Alert:
...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
feet.
* WHERE...Burney Basin / Eastern Shasta County, Motherlode,
Western Plumas County/Lassen Park and West Slope Northern
Sierra Nevada.
* WHEN...4 PM Tuesday to 2 AM Friday.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for significant reductions in
visibility at times.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
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.

 

icn  HIGH WIND WARNING
PLACER CALIFORNIA   (CAC061)

Effective: Tue, Jan 26, 2021 08:00pm PST Severity: Severe
Updated: Tue, Jan 26, 2021 02:10am PST Urgency: Expected
Expires: Wed, Jan 27, 2021 12:00pm PST Certainty: Likely

Areas Affected: Carquinez Strait and Delta; Central Sacramento Valley; Motherlode; Northeast Foothills, Sacramento Valley; Northern Sacramento Valley; Northern San Joaquin Valley; Southern Sacramento Valley
 
Alert:
...HARD FREEZE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM PST THIS
MORNING...
...HIGH WIND WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON
PST WEDNESDAY...
* WHAT...For the High Wind Warning, southerly winds 35 to 45 mph
with gusts up to 60 mph expected. For the Hard Freeze Warning,
sub-freezing temperatures as low as the lower to mid 20s
expected with durations as long as 10 to 12 hours in colder
locations.
* WHERE...Sacramento Valley, Carquinez Strait and Delta,
Northern San Joaquin Valley and surrounding foothills.
* WHEN...For the High Wind Warning, from 8 PM this evening to
noon PST Wednesday. For the Hard Freeze Warning, until 9 AM
PST this morning.
* IMPACTS...Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines.
Widespread power outages are possible. Travel will be
difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Frost and
freeze conditions will kill crops, other sensitive vegetation
and possibly damage unprotected outdoor plumbing.
Instructions:
People should avoid being outside in forested areas and around
trees and branches. If possible, remain in the lower levels of
your home during the windstorm, and avoid windows. Use caution if
you must drive.
Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold. To prevent
freezing and possible bursting of outdoor water pipes they should
be wrapped, drained, or allowed to drip slowly. Those that have
in-ground sprinkler systems should drain them and cover above-
ground pipes to protect them from freezing.

 

icn  HARD FREEZE WARNING
PLACER CALIFORNIA   (CAC061)

Effective: Tue, Jan 26, 2021 02:10am PST Severity: Moderate
Updated: Tue, Jan 26, 2021 02:10am PST Urgency: Expected
Expires: Tue, Jan 26, 2021 09:00am PST Certainty: Likely

Areas Affected: Carquinez Strait and Delta; Central Sacramento Valley; Motherlode; Northeast Foothills, Sacramento Valley; Northern Sacramento Valley; Northern San Joaquin Valley; Southern Sacramento Valley
 
Alert:
...HARD FREEZE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM PST THIS
MORNING...
...HIGH WIND WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON
PST WEDNESDAY...
* WHAT...For the High Wind Warning, southerly winds 35 to 45 mph
with gusts up to 60 mph expected. For the Hard Freeze Warning,
sub-freezing temperatures as low as the lower to mid 20s
expected with durations as long as 10 to 12 hours in colder
locations.
* WHERE...Sacramento Valley, Carquinez Strait and Delta,
Northern San Joaquin Valley and surrounding foothills.
* WHEN...For the High Wind Warning, from 8 PM this evening to
noon PST Wednesday. For the Hard Freeze Warning, until 9 AM
PST this morning.
* IMPACTS...Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines.
Widespread power outages are possible. Travel will be
difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Frost and
freeze conditions will kill crops, other sensitive vegetation
and possibly damage unprotected outdoor plumbing.
Instructions:
People should avoid being outside in forested areas and around
trees and branches. If possible, remain in the lower levels of
your home during the windstorm, and avoid windows. Use caution if
you must drive.
Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold. To prevent
freezing and possible bursting of outdoor water pipes they should
be wrapped, drained, or allowed to drip slowly. Those that have
in-ground sprinkler systems should drain them and cover above-
ground pipes to protect them from freezing.

 

icn  AVALANCHE WATCH
PLACER CALIFORNIA   (CAC061)

Effective: Tue, Jan 26, 2021 07:00pm PST Severity: Unknown
Updated: Mon, Jan 25, 2021 04:10pm PST Urgency: Unknown
Expires: Tue, Jan 26, 2021 04:00pm PST Certainty: Unknown

Areas Affected: Greater Lake Tahoe Area
 
Alert:
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
Friday morning.
* 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
avalanches.
* 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.

 

icn  FLASH FLOOD WATCH
PLACER CALIFORNIA   (CAC061)

Effective: Tue, Jan 26, 2021 04:00pm PST Severity: Severe
Updated: Tue, Jan 26, 2021 02:42am PST Urgency: Expected
Expires: Thu, Jan 28, 2021 05:00pm PST Certainty: Possible

Areas Affected: Southern Sacramento Valley
 
Alert:
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON FOR THE YOLO AND SOLANO COUNTY PORTION OF THE
HENNESSEY FIRE IN THE LNU LIGHTNING COMPLEX BURN SCAR...
The Flash Flood Watch continues for
* The Yolo and Solano County portion of the Hennessey Fire in the
LNU Lightning Complex Burn Scar in northern California.
* From this afternoon through Thursday afternoon
* Periods of heavy rainfall are forecasted over the Hennessey Fire in
the LNU Lightning Complex Burn Scar, which may lead to flash
flooding and debris flows. The heaviest rainfall is expected Tuesday
night through Wednesday morning, with moderate rainfall continuing
through Thursday. Rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches are forecast
over the burn scar during the watch period.
* Heavy rainfall over the Hennessey Fire in the LNU Lightning
Complex Burn Scar is expected up to and during the period of the
watch. Residents near the Hennessey Fire in the LNU Lightning
Complex Burn Scar should prepare for potential flooding impacts.
Strong and damaging winds could cause downed trees and tree limbs.
Be sure to stay up to date with information from local authorities.
Instructions:
A Flash Flood Watch for a Burn Area means that conditions may
develop that lead to flash floods, rock slides and/or debris flows.

 





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