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Winter Storm Warning For The Mother Lode, Sierra Nevada

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The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the Sierra Nevada and the Mother Lode above 2,000 feet, through 6 AM Friday.

The snow levels could lower to around 2,000 to 2,500 feet by tonight. The majority of snow will fall this afternoon and this evening.

Total snow accumulations above the 4,000 foot elevation will range from four inches to two feet. The higher you go, the more the snow.

Gusty winds may bring periods of whiteout conditions. The winds will gust as high as 55 mph over exposed ridgetops and near the crest of the Sierra Nevada.

A Winter Storm Warning means there will be snow covered roads and limited visibilities. Travel is not recommended while the Warning is in effect. If you must travel, carry tire chains, a flashlight, warm clothing, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

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