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Inclement Weather For California; Fire Weather Threat In The High Plains

A strong storm and frontal system will move through Central and Southern California over the next two days, perhaps lingering through midweek. Expect heavy snowfall across the Sierra into the Southern California mountains and heavy rainfall which may cause flooding and debris flows in Southern California. There is an elevated to critical fire weather risk across the Southern High Plains. Read More >

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for the Southern Sierra Nevada above 5,000 feet from 8 AM PDT Sunday morning until 5 PM PDT Monday afternoon. The majority of this snow will fall Sunday afternoon and Sunday night. Winds could gust as high as 50 mph on exposed ridgetops and near the crest. 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. For information on road conditions, including closures or delays, call Caltrans at 1-800-427-7623.
A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for the Kern County mountains above 6,000 feet from 5 PM PDT Sunday afternoon until 11 PM PDT Monday night. The majority of this snow will fall Sunday night and Monday morning. Winds could gust as high as 55 mph through the Grapevine along Interstate 5, as well as on exposed ridgetops. 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. For information on road conditions, including closures or delays, call Caltrans at 1-800-427-7623.
A significant storm system impacting central California today through Monday will result in abundant precipitation. Heavy snow is expected in the Southern Sierra Nevada above 5,000 feet and in the Kern County mountains above 6,000 feet. The majority of the precipitation will fall this afternoon and tonight.
Strong wind gusts through the day today across the western portion of the SJ Valley up to 50 mph. A wind advisory is in effect until 8 PM this evening. Travel will be difficult, particularly for high profile vehicles. Be prepared for possible power outages and secure loose objects.

 

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