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Update: Sierra Nevada Winter Weather Advisory For This Monday

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A storm system will bring winter weather conditions to the Sierra Nevada on Monday.

Snow will develop early Monday morning and will continue into the afternoon before diminishing during the evening. Localized heavy snow showers will be possible Monday afternoon into the early evening with limited visibility.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the western slope of the Northern Sierra Nevada above 4,500 feet for Monday from 5 AM to 8 PM. A Winter Weather Advisory has also been issued for Yosemite National Park (outside of Yosemite Valley) from 5 AM Monday until 5 AM Tuesday.

Total snow accumulations will range from three inches to a foot-and-a-half above the 4,000 foot elevation. The higher you go, the more the snow.

Winds may gust as high as 65 mph on exposed ridgetops and along the crest. The strong winds could cause tree damage.

Motorists with travel plans should be prepared for winter driving conditions and are encouraged to check for the latest road conditions. Click the ‘Traffic’ tab. Travel could be very difficult to impossible. Be prepared for reduced visibilities in blowing snow at times. Slow down and use caution while traveling.

A Winter Weather Advisory means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.