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Last Map Update: Fri, Feb. 28, 2020 at 5:04:09 pm PST

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The month of March will likely roar in like a lion Sunday as a cold storm system tracks southward through California. The storm will produce several impacts ranging from gusty winds in the Sierra to wintry travel above 3,000 feet late in the weekend. Isolated thunderstorms with hail are possible, too, during the afternoon and early evening hours Sunday. Hikers and campers in the high Sierra should be prepared for a sharp change to much colder weather this weekend with subzero wind chill temperatures and blowing snow Sunday. In addition, gusty winds are possible in the Kern County mountains and desert on Sunday.
A storm system will bring mainly light rain and mountain snows to parts of the Central California Interior from late Saturday afternoon through Sunday night. Snow levels will drop as low as 3000 feet Sunday. Here are the latest projected rain and snowfall amounts.
Gusty winds are expected during Sunday in the Kern County mountains and desert; expect local gusts around 50 to 60 miles per hour.
Gusty northeast winds are expected Sunday night into Monday morning in the Sierra Nevada and adjacent foothills from Yosemite to Kings Canyon National Parks; expect local gusts around 50 miles per hour, especially over ridge tops and through northeast-southwest oriented canyons. Stronger gusts are expected over the Sierra Nevada crest. Downed trees and branches, along with power outages, are likely, including in areas of tree mortality.


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