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National Weather Service Issues High Wind Warning

A Saturday wind advisory is now in effect for the Sierra Nevada where winds could gust from 45 to 55 MPH.

A high wind warning will go into effect from 7pm tonight through 10am Sunday for both the Motherlode’s foothills and the Sierra Nevada. Sustained winds of 25 to 45 mph should be expected with some gusts possibly reaching 70 mph.

Highway 108 (Sonora Pass) is closed at Kennedy Meadows. Highway 4 (Ebbetts Pass) is closed at Mt. Reba turnoff. Highway 120 (Tioga Pass) is closed at Crane Flat.

Written by mark@mlode.com