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Update: Winter Storm Warning This Weekend

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The Winter Storm Warning issued for the western slope of the northern Sierra Nevada, will remain in effect until 8 AM Sunday. The National Weather Service has also issued a Winter Storm Warning for the upper elevations of Yosemite National Park, from 5 PM this afternoon until 5 PM Sunday.

The heaviest snow is expected this evening through tonight. Snow rates of up to one to two inches per hour are forecast.

The snow levels range between 3,500 to 4,500 feet.

The total snow accumulations above the 6,000 foot elevation, will range from one to four feet. The higher you go, the more the snow.

Winds could gust as high as forty-five mph. Gusty winds may bring down tree branches.

Travel could be very difficult to impossible from delays, snow-covered roads, and chain controls. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.