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Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for El Dorado (CAC017) California Issued by the National Weather Service
 
Winter Storm Watch Winter Storm Watch - El Dorado (California)

Updated:Tue 16-Jan-18 05:44am PST
Effective:Thu 18-Jan-18 12:00pm PST
Expires:Fri 19-Jan-18 04:00pm PST
Severity:Moderate
Urgency:Future
Certainty:Possible
Status:Actual
Type:Alert
Category:Met

Areas affected: West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada; Western Plumas County, Lassen Park
 
Message summary: ...Heavy Snow Possible Over The Mountains Thursday through Friday...
.A cold Pacific storm system is forecast to move through the interior of Northern California on Thursday and Thursday night, with snow showers continuing through the day on Friday. Snow levels will lower rapidly with this storm, dropping to around 4000 feet Thursday night, and hovering between 3000 and 4000 feet Friday. In addition, gusty winds during the storm may bring poor visibilities.
...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON ABOVE 4000 FEET...
* WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Plan on difficult travel conditions, including during the evening commute on Thursday. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 7 inches, with localized amounts up to 20 inches, possible.
* WHERE...Western Plumas County/Lassen Park and West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada.
* WHEN...From Thursday afternoon through Friday afternoon.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Significant reductions in visibility are possible. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.
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Special Weather Statement Special Weather Statement - El Dorado (California)

Updated:Tue 16-Jan-18 03:34am PST
Effective:Thu 18-Jan-18 12:00pm PST
Expires:Tue 16-Jan-18 03:45pm PST
Severity:Minor
Urgency:Expected
Certainty:Observed
Status:Actual
Type:Alert
Category:Met

Areas affected: Greater Lake Tahoe Area; Lassen-Eastern Plumas-Eastern Sierra Counties; Mono; Surprise Valley California
 
Message summary: ...WINTER WEATHER ARRIVES THIS WEEK...
The stronger and colder storm arrives Thursday and continues through Friday with strong winds, rain, and snow. Strong gusty winds will develop Thursday with gusts above 50 mph possible in lower elevations, while Sierra ridge gusts could exceed 100 mph. Rain and high elevation snow begin on Thursday. Snow levels will begin around 7000 feet, then drop to all valley floors Thursday night through Friday. Heavy snowfall and poor visibility are likely for travel and outdoor activity, especially in the Sierra. Snowfall totals may exceed 1 to 2 feet above 7000 feet, with several inches up to 1 foot possible for valleys near the Sierra and Lake Tahoe, and in far western Nevada down to near 5500 feet. For lower elevations of eastern California and western Nevada, accumulating snow is possible Thursday night and Friday. Slick and snow covered roads could impact the peak commute times, especially Friday morning. If you have travel plans in the mountains Thursday-Friday, ensure that your vehicle is ready for winter conditions, including an emergency kit with extra food, water, clothing, and tire chains if necessary.
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Winter Storm Watch Winter Storm Watch - El Dorado (California)

Updated:Tue 16-Jan-18 03:29am PST
Effective:Thu 18-Jan-18 12:00pm PST
Expires:Fri 19-Jan-18 04:00pm PST
Severity:Moderate
Urgency:Future
Certainty:Possible
Status:Actual
Type:Alert
Category:Met

Areas affected: Greater Lake Tahoe Area; Lassen-Eastern Plumas-Eastern Sierra Counties
 
Message summary: ...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON...
* WHAT...Heavy snow and strong, damaging winds possible. Damage to trees and power lines is possible as well. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches possible between 4500 and 5500 feet, with 6 to 12 inches between 5500 and 6500 feet, and 1 to 2 feet above 6500 feet.
* WHERE...Greater Lake Tahoe Area and Lassen-Eastern Plumas- Eastern Sierra Counties.
* WHEN...From Thursday afternoon through Friday afternoon.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Significant reductions in visibility are possible in areas of heavy snow and blowing snow. Power outages will be possible, especially Thursday in the Sierra Valley and along Highway 395 between Susanville and the Nevada State Line. Sierra ridges gusts expected to exceed 100 mph. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
Now is the time to prepare an emergency kit for your home and car. If traveling consider alternate plans, remember to carry tire chains, extra food, water and clothing. Once the storm arrives, travel may be difficult or impossible for an extended period of time.
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