Lassen-Eastern Plumas-Eastern Sierra Counties Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Winter Storm Watch
Issued: 2:23 PM PDT Mar. 24, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from Monday evening
through Thursday morning above 5000 feet...

* changes... lowered snowfall totals below 6000 feet.

* What... heavy snow possible above 5000 feet. Total snow
accumulations of 4 to 8 inches, except 10 to 20 inches west of
Highway 395 possible. Lighter accumulations up to 2 inches are
possible down to valley floors. Winds could gust as high as 50
mph.

* Where... Lassen-eastern Plumas-eastern Sierra counties.

* When... from Monday evening through Thursday morning. Snow
accumulations possible Tuesday morning but main snowfall
impacts expected to begin Wednesday morning.

* Additional details... travel could be very difficult to
impossible. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning
or evening commute. Gusty winds could bring down tree branches.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Now is the time to prepare an emergency kit for your home and
car. If traveling consider alternate plans, remember to carry
tire chains, extra food, water and clothing. Once the storm
arrives, travel may be difficult or impossible for an extended
period of time.



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Special Statement
Issued: 2:06 PM PDT Mar. 24, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Spring storms to bring wind and snow impacts this week...

A series of weak-moderate Spring storms will bring weather impacts
to the Sierra and western Nevada at times Monday through Thursday.

* If wind is your worry: Monday and Wednesday are the days to
watch with widespread gusty south to southwest winds forecast.
Travel impacts on wind prone roads such as Highway 395/580 along
with increased turbulence can be expected. This does not appear
to be a major, damaging wind scenario however. Tuesday will be
breezy too but probably not as strong.

* If snow is scary: definitely keep an eye on late Tuesday night
into Wednesday when the strongest storm is expected to impact
the region. Heavy wet snow will affect travel in the Sierra,
especially at pass elevations, with less certain impact into
mountain communities and western Nevada foothills above 5500
feet. The morning commute Wednesday could be problematic in the
mountains. Some lighter snow may affect travel in the Sierra and
northeast California Monday evening into Tuesday morning but
impact risk appears lower. Scattered snow and pellet showers are
forecast Thursday region-wide but impacts will be localized and
short-lived.

* If flooding is your fear: Wednesday is Worth watching but not
overly concerning. A period of spillover rains will impact
western Nevada valleys and cities Wednesday leading to some
rises on creeks plus minor and temporary flooding of poor
drainage areas. Rain could lead to a slow commute Wednesday
morning.

-Chris

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206 PM PDT sun Mar 24 2019

... Spring storms to bring wind and snow impacts this week...

A series of weak-moderate Spring storms will bring weather impacts
to the Sierra and western Nevada at times Monday through Thursday.

* If wind is your worry: Monday and Wednesday are the days to
watch with widespread gusty south to southwest winds forecast.
Travel impacts on wind prone roads such as Highway 395/580 along
with increased turbulence can be expected. This does not appear
to be a major, damaging wind scenario however. Tuesday will be
breezy too but probably not as strong.

* If snow is scary: definitely keep an eye on late Tuesday night
into Wednesday when the strongest storm is expected to impact
the region. Heavy wet snow will affect travel in the Sierra,
especially at pass elevations, with less certain impact into
mountain communities and western Nevada foothills above 5500
feet. The morning commute Wednesday could be problematic in the
mountains. Some lighter snow may affect travel in the Sierra and
northeast California Monday evening into Tuesday morning but
impact risk appears lower. Scattered snow and pellet showers are
forecast Thursday region-wide but impacts will be localized and
short-lived.

* If flooding is your fear: Wednesday is Worth watching but not
overly concerning. A period of spillover rains will impact
western Nevada valleys and cities Wednesday leading to some
rises on creeks plus minor and temporary flooding of poor
drainage areas. Rain could lead to a slow commute Wednesday
morning.