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Update: Snow Anticipated Above 6,000 Feet

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The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the western slope of the northern Sierra Nevada until 10 this morning (Thursday). A Winter Weather Advisory issued for Yosemite National Park above 6,000 feet, will remain in effect until 4 PM this afternoon.

Periods of heavy snow may continue this morning, with snow rates of one inch or more per hour at times.

The snow levels range between 4,500 to 5,500 feet.

Additional snow accumulations above the 6,000 foot elevation, will range from two inches to half-a-foot. The higher you go, the more the snow.

Winds may continue to gust as high as fifty mph over the higher peaks. Gusty winds could bring down tree branches.

Travel could be very difficult to impossible at times. If you must travel, slow down and use caution. Keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

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