Winter Weather Returns To The Sierra Nevada
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the Sierra Nevada above 6,500 feet from 4 PM this afternoon through 10 PM Wednesday.
After that, a Winter Storm Watch is in effect for the Sierra Nevada above 4,000 feet, from Wednesday evening through late Thursday night.
Snow above 6,500 feet will begin later this afternoon.
Total snow accumulations will range from three inches to one foot by Wednesday evening.
Heavy snow will develop late Wednesday night through late Thursday night above 5,500 feet.
Over two feet of snow accumulation is expected above the 7,000 foot elevation, from Wednesday night through Thursday night.
Winds could gust as high as sixty mph over the crest of the Sierra.
Plan on difficult travel conditions. Travel could be very difficult to impossible as significant reductions in visibility is possible. If traveling into the Sierra Nevada, consider alternate plans. Remember to carry tire chains, extra food, water and clothing.
A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.
A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel.