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Stormy Conditions Continue in the West; Wintry Weather to Intensify Through This Weekend In the Central and Eastern U.S.

An intense Pacific Storm will continue bringing heavy rain and flooding, strong and gusty winds, heavy snow in the mountains up to 6 feet. As the system shifts east, mountain snow will intensify in the Great Basin and Rockies. Another storm system will bring wintry conditions to the central U.S., spreading snow into the Mid-Atlantic, including the DC Metro area in time for the evening commute. Read More >

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Last Map Update: Thu, Jan. 17, 2019 at 3:57:27 am PST

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A Blizzard Warning has been issued for the Sierra Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning for elevations above 7,000’. Dangerous and potentially life threatening blizzard conditions are possible in the Sierra. Multiple feet of snowfall are expected. Strong winds will produce zero visibility in whiteout conditions along with high drifting snow. Do not attempt to travel as first responders may not be able to rescue you. Travel may already be impossible with several road closures due to heavy snow already being reported. Even a short walk could be deadly if you become disoriented. Avalanche danger will remain high through this storm. This is only the 5th Blizzard Warning from our office since 2008. They are saved for only the most serious situations. Stay home, stay safe!
An Avalanche Warning has been issued by the Sierra Avalanche Center for the Central Sierra Nevada including the Tahoe Basin from 4pm Wednesday through 7am Friday. For more details go to www.sierraavalanchecenter.org. For other areas of the Sierra mountains that are going to be effected by heavy snow. In the Bridgeport area - www.bridgeportavalanchecenter.org, and in the Eastern Sierra in Mono County - www.esavalanche.org
An Avalanche Warning has been issued by the Sierra Avalanche Center for the Sierra Nevada in Mono and Inyo counties including the eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountain range between Virginia Lakes on the north to Bishop Creek on the south from 6 AM PST Wednesday to 7 AM PST Friday. For more details go to www.esavalanche.org For other areas of the Sierra mountains that are going to be effected by heavy snow. In the Bridgeport area - www.bridgeportavalanchecenter.org, and in the Sierra around Lake Tahoe - www.sierraavalanchecenter.org

 

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