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The Winter Storm Warning issued for the Sierra Nevada and the Mother Lode above 2,000 feet, continues until 4 AM Friday.

A less severe Winter Weather Advisory will then continue until noon on Friday for both the Mother Lode above 2,500 feet and the Sierra Nevada.

Two to eleven inches of additional snow accumulation is expected for elevations above 2,500 feet through noon on Friday.

Winds in the Sierra Nevada could gust as high as thirty-five mph. The cold wind chills, as low as twenty-five below zero, could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as thirty minutes.

Another winter storm is expected to impact the region this weekend.

A Winter Storm Watch has been issued by the National Weather Service for the Sierra Nevada, from Saturday afternoon through Monday afternoon.

Very heavy snow and blowing snow is expected.

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

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 Warning for snow 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, carry tire chains, food, water and warm clothing in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

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