Snowfall is expected…

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Posted by Annie in Opinion, Outdoors on January 28, 2016

English: Field in or just outside of Twain Har...

Just outside of Twain Harte, California

If weather reports can be believed we could be in for another significant snowfall, Friday and Saturday. Of course the last time they called for snow at 4,000 feet, we only saw rain.

I’ve been reluctant to talk about the weather recently because I’ve been sick with a chest cold for nearly the past two months and I believe it’s from the crap in the air. So, while I’m glad it’s raining or snowing, it’s just raining stuff down on us, that I don’t even want to think about.

The National Weather Service says. Significant snowfall is expected over the northern Sierra Nevada Friday and Saturday. Snow levels will remain above pass levels on Friday, but will lower to around 4000 feet by Saturday morning. From Friday evening into Saturday, significant snowfall should impact Mountain travel. Travelers should be prepared for winter driving conditions. Carry chains and expect delays and hazardous driving conditions.

Winter Storm Warning remains in effect from 4 PM Friday to 10 AM PST Saturday.

  • Main impact: snow covered and slippery roads, chain controls. Expect hazardous Travel.
  • Timing: rain at pass levels on Friday is expected to change to snow by Friday evening. Moderate to heavy snowfall is expected Friday night through Mid-day Saturday. |.
  • Locations: Interstate 80, Highways 50, 88 and 89.
  • Snow accumulations: 6 to 16 inches, locally greater amounts over higher peaks. A couple of inches down to 4000 to 4500 feet.
  • Strong winds of 60 mph or greater creating Whiteout conditions over higher elevations.

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