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Update: Sierra Nevada Winter Storm Watch Issued

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for the Sierra Nevada above 6,000 feet from Monday evening through Tuesday evening.

Heavy snow and blowing and drifting snow is expected. Plan on hazardous winter driving conditions, travel delays and possible road closures with local whiteout conditions.

The snow levels will start out above the 8,000 foot elevation on Monday before lowering down to 4,500 feet through 5,500 feet on Tuesday.

Total snow accumulations will range from four inches to three feet above the 6,000 foot elevation.

Significant reductions in visibility are possible. Most roads will have chain requirements.

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow accumulations that may impact travel.


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