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Update: Sierra Nevada Winter Storm Warning Issued

A weather system from the Gulf of Alaska is bringing another round of snow today into the Sierra Nevada.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the Sierra Nevada above 4,000 feet through 10 pm tonight. As snow showers taper off, this system will conclude as a Winter Weather Advisory at 1 AM Monday.

Four to sixteen inches of total snow accumulation is expected above 4,000 feet. There could be snowfall rates of one to two inches per hour at times.

A Winter Storm Warning means that significant amounts of snow are either expected or are occurring. This will make travel very hazardous. If you must travel in the warning zone, keep a flashlight, food and water in the vehicle in case of an emergency. A Winter Weather Advisory means that there will periods of snow.