- 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.
...SERIES OF STORMS LIKELY TO PRODUCE SIGNIFICANT WEATHER IMPACTS
THROUGH THE WEEK...
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.