Sierra Nevada Winter Storm Warning
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the Sierra Nevada above 6,000 feet, until 10 PM Wednesday.
After that, a Winter Storm Warning will go into effect in the Sierra Nevada for elevations above 4,000 feet, from 10 PM Wednesday through 4 AM Friday
Total snow accumulations of three inches to one foot is expected above 6,000 through 10 PM Wednesday.
Heavy snow will develop from 10 PM Wednesday night through late Thursday night above 5,500 feet, when over two feet feet of snowfall accumulation possible above the 7,000 foot elevation.
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.
Additionally, a Flash Flood Watch has been issued for the Ferguson Burn Scar area in Mariposa County from Wednesday morning through Friday morning.
Heavy rain may occur at times (especially over the burn scar) which will make the foothills susceptible to flash flooding and possible debris flows.
A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.
A Winter Weather Advisory 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 Warning for means there will be snow covered roads and limited visibilities. Travel is not recommended while the warning is in effect. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.