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Severe Weather Continues in the East; Snows Continue in the Rockies

Severe weather chances remain across the eastern U.S. Saturday with the Southeast and Midwest both at risk for strong winds and a tornado or two. West of the Mississippi, heavy snows continue for the Rockies with a new storm system set to impact California early next week, Read More >

A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for the Sierra Nevada and adjacent foothills above 3,000 feet from 11 PM PDT Monday until 11 PM PDT Wednesday. A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow accumulations that may impact travel. The majority of this snow will fall Tuesday afternoon and Tuesday evening. Wind could gust as high as 60 mph on exposed ridgetops and along the crest. Travel may be extremely difficult or impossible. 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 marginal risk of excessive rainfall in the eastern portion of the San Joaquin Valley and Sierra Nevada foothills Tuesday and Tuesday night. Excessive rainfall below 3,000 feet could cause flooding or worsen ongoing flooding. The heaviest rainfall is expected Tuesday afternoon and Tuesday evening.
A strong storm system will impact Central California Tuesday through Wednesday, resulting in periods of rain in the San Joaquin Valley and Sierra Nevada foothills. Major winter storm impacts are expected in the Sierra Nevada. The majority of this precipitation will fall Tuesday afternoon and Tuesday evening.
Strong northwest wind gusts are possible in the Mojave Desert Slopes from 6 PM PDT this evening until 2 AM PDT tonight. Travel may be difficult, particularly for high profile vehicles. Highways affected include, but are not limited to Highway 14 and Highway 58 below Tehachapi Pass, including the town of Mojave. Here are projected wind gusts valid at 9 PM PDT Saturday, March 25th, 2023.


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