• Special Weather Statement for Burney Basin, Eastern Shasta County County, California
  • Special Weather Statement issued March 12 at 2:44PM PDT by NWS
  • Effective: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 10 a.m.
  • Expires: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 5 a.m.
    A series of storms will move through the Sierra, northeast
    California, and western Nevada from Tuesday through the weekend
    with periods of rain, snow, and wind. This will likely make travel
    difficult at times in the higher elevations. Gusty winds and
    occasional rain and snow will be the most likely impacts in
    western Nevada and northeast California.
    The first storm will bring moderate to heavy snow to the Sierra
    Tuesday afternoon through early Wednesday morning, with travel
    delays likely. Warnings and Advisories are in effect...see our
    latest Winter Weather Message for more details on snow amounts and
    timing. For lower elevations, periods of gusty winds and rain are
    likely, with isolated thunderstorms possible Tuesday afternoon
    and evening in northwest and west central Nevada. The rain may
    change to snow late Tuesday night with light accumulations
    possible above 5000 feet.
    Additional light to moderate snow is possible in the Sierra
    Wednesday afternoon and night, with a mix of rain and snow in
    lower elevations of western Nevada.
    A stronger and colder storm system is becoming more likely from
    Thursday through early Saturday morning, with snow levels falling
    to most valley floors. In higher elevations of the Sierra, a
    couple feet or more of snow are possible from early Thursday
    through Saturday morning, while the Sierra valleys could pick up
    a foot or more. In the lower valleys of western Nevada and far
    northeast California, a few inches are possible with the best
    potential for accumulating snow Thursday night and Friday night.
    Anyone with plans that include traveling through the Sierra
    this week should monitor the forecast frequently as timing and
    snow amounts will be updated each day. Have alternate plans in
    place to reduce the risk of being stuck in slow or stopped
    traffic for many hours.

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