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Update: More Snow Expected For The Upper Sierra Nevada

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The Winter Storm Warning issued for the Sierra Nevada above 6,500 feet, will expire at 6 PM tonight.

According to the National Weather Service, additional snow accumulations of three inches to two feet is likely above the 7,000 foot elevation.

Winds will continue to gust as high as fifty-five mph on exposed ridgetops and along the crest.

Wind chill readings of as low as twenty-five below zero, could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as thirty minutes.

Additionally, a Flood Watch remains in effect for the Sierra Nevada foothills and the Sierra Nevada below 7,000 feet, through this afternoon.

Total rainfall amounts of two to four inches is likely.

Substantial flooding is possible in the form of mudslides, rockslides and debris flow.

Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts. You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.

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, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

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