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Winter Storm Warnings

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the Motherlode and the Sierra Nevada through 10pm Sunday.

One to three inches of snow may fall as low as 1500 feet. Four to eight inches of snow is expected above 2000 feet. Half a foot to a foot of accumulation is possible at 3000 feet. One to two feet of snow is likely above 4000 feet. Two to four feet of snow could fall above 6000 to 7000 feet by Sunday evening.


Snow will continue through at least Monday.


Winds of twenty-five to fifty mph are likely over the higher mountain ridges. Gusts of up to eighty-five mph are possible over the crest. Wind chills in the Sierra will be below zero.


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Written by mark@mlode.com