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A Blizzard Warning is in effect for the Sierra Nevada north of Tulare County from 4 PM PST this afternoon until 10 AM PST Sunday morning. The heaviest snow will fall Friday evening through Saturday evening. Damaging winds and heavy snow could down trees and power lines. Travel is not advised. If an emergency arises and you must travel, remember to carry a winter survival kit with you.
A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for the Tulare County portion of the Sierra Nevada and Sierra Nevada foothills above 2,500 feet from 4 AM PST Friday morning until 10 AM PST Sunday morning. The majority of this snow will fall Friday evening through Saturday evening. If you plan to travel, consider alternate strategies. If you must travel, remember to carry tire chains, plenty of food, a good deal of water, warm clothing, and a flashlight in your vehicle.
There is a high probability of extreme winter storm impacts in the Sierra Nevada Friday evening through Saturday evening due to blowing snow, snow load, and snow amounts up to four feet. Travel is not advised.
We are looking at High Wind gusts from Friday at 8 PM to Sunday at 8 PM. Gusts up to 60 mph expected for the Mojave Desert and West Side Hills for a High Wind Watch and up to 45 mph for the Tehachapi Mountains for a Wind Advisory.
With a major storm this weekend and high snow amounts expected in the Sierra Nevada, here are some sensory and situational tips including for those traveling with Autistic individuals.

 

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