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  • Winter Storm Watch for Burney Basin, Eastern Shasta County County, California
  • Winter Storm Watch issued November 14 at 2:30AM PST until November 17 at 4:00AM PST by NWS
  • Effective: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 4 a.m.
  • Expires: Friday, November 17, 2017 at 4 a.m.
  • ...HEAVY MOUNTAIN SNOW POSSIBLE WEDNESDAY INTO THURSDAY NIGHT...
    .Pacific storm will bring periods of moderate to heavy snow above
    6000 feet along with strong gusty wind. Heaviest snow is expected
    Wednesday evening through Thursday afternoon. Motorists planning
    travel into the mountains of Western Plumas county and the Sierra
    Nevada during this time frame should be prepared for hazardous
    winter driving conditions.
    ...WINTER STORM WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING
    THROUGH LATE THURSDAY NIGHT ABOVE 6000 FEET...
    * WHAT...Heavy snow and strong wind possible. Travel will be very
    difficult with chain controls and significant delays possible.
    Combination of heavy snow and strong wind will produce near zero
    visibilities at times. Total snow accumulations of 10 to 17
    inches, with localized amounts up to 3 feet possible. Wind gusts
    30 to 50 mph possible with gusts to 65 mph or more at the
    highest elevations.
    * WHERE...Western Plumas County/Lassen Park and West Slopes of the
    Northern Sierra Nevada including Interstate 80 over Donner Pass,
    Highway 50 over Echo Summit and Highway 88 over Carson Pass.
    * WHEN...Snow begins Wednesday morning with heaviest snow and
    strongest wind Wednesday evening through Thursday afternoon.
    Decreasing snow showers expected Thursday night.
    * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Significant reductions in visibility are
    possible with strong wind and heavy snow.
    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
    A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant
    snow and strong wind that may impact travel. Continue to monitor
    the latest forecasts.

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