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Snow on the Way--Lots of Snow

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

National Weather Service Reno NV 127 PM PST Tue Jan 30 2024


...WINTER CONDITIONS RETURN TO THE SIERRA AND NORTHEAST CALIFORNIA

FOR MID-LATE WEEK...


.After a few days of warm weather, a potent winter storm will bring windy and colder conditions with periods of heavy snow to the Sierra and higher elevations of northeast California later this week. Winds will pick up by late Wednesday morning, then travel conditions will begin to worsen late Wednesday afternoon and evening, with the most widespread winter travel impacts likely from Wednesday evening through much of Thursday.


Mono County-Including the cities of Bridgeport, Lee Vining, Coleville, and Mammoth Lakes

127 PM PST Tue Jan 30 2024


...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM WEDNESDAY TO 10 AM PST FRIDAY...


* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Snow accumulations 1 to 2 feet near and west of US-395 above 7000 feet, with up to 3 feet near the Sierra crest. Below 7000 feet, 3 to 8 inches are expected near US-395 with less than 3 inches in southeast Mono County. Winds gusting as high as 55 mph, with gusts around 100 mph for Sierra ridges.


* WHERE...Mono County.

* WHEN...From 4 PM Wednesday to 10 AM PST Friday. Heaviest snow is most likely from late Wednesday evening through Thursday afternoon.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult to impossible with snowfall rates of 2 or more inches per hour at times. Hazardous conditions will impact the commutes from Thursday morning through Friday morning. Strong winds may blow down some tree limbs and a few power outages may result.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Snow levels will generally remain near 6500 feet from Wednesday evening through Thursday morning, then drop to 5000-5500 feet by Thursday evening.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Travel is not recommended from late Wednesday evening through Thursday night. 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.

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