Update: Winter Storm Warning Through This Afternoon
The Winter Storm Warning issued for the Sierra Nevada above 3,000 feet, will expire at 5 PM this afternoon.
The potential for minor snow accumulations remains as low as 1,500 to 2000 feet. However, most of the impactful accumulating snowfall remains above 3,000 feet.
According to the National Weather Service, additional snow accumulations above 4,000 feet will range from three inches to half-a-foot.
The winds will continue to gust as high as fifty mph over the higher locations.
Moderate to heavy snow is falling at times. Travel in the Sierra Nevada is very difficult. Plan on travel delays and slick, snow covered roads, some of which may become impassable or closed. Roads that remain open will require tire chains. Slow down and use caution while traveling.
A Winter Storm Warning 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.