National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

A Winter Weather Advisory will be in effect for Southern Sierra Nevada 4AM to 11 PM Tuesday. Snow levels around 5,000 feet. Snow accumulations 3 to 6 inches with isolated amounts up to 8 inches. Motorists should anticipate lengthy delays and slick, hazardous road conditions, as well as the potential for road closures. 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, and warm clothing in your vehicle. For information on road conditions, including closures or delays, call Caltrans at 1-800-427-7623 or visit http://www.dot.ca.gov/cgi-bin/roads.cgi.
A Wind Advisory is in effect for the Kern County mountains including the Tehachapi and Fort Tejon areas, as well as the Kern County desert from Noon to Midnight Tuesday. Highways affected include, but are not limited to Highway 14, U.S. Highway 395, Highway 58 through and below Tehachapi Pass in the vicinity of Mojave, and Highway 178 through and below Walker Pass. Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Driving may be difficult for high profile vehicles.
A few strong thunderstorms are possible in portions of the San Joaquin Valley, north of Kern County, and in parts of the Southern Sierra Nevada and adjacent foothills this afternoon and this evening. Funnel clouds, small hail, and wind gusts near 40 miles per hour are some of the hazards associated with strong thunderstorms. In addition to dangerous cloud to ground lightning strikes, any thunderstorm can produce intense rainfall rates, leading to localized flooding.

 

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