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  • Winter Storm Watch for Eastern Sierra Slopes of Inyo County County, California
  • Winter Storm Watch issued March 03 at 2:01PM PST until March 07 at 6:00PM PST by NWS
  • Effective: Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 2:01 p.m.
  • Expires: Monday, March 7, 2016 at 6 p.m.
  • ...HEAVY SNOW ON THE WAY FOR THE EASTERN SIERRA SLOPES...
    ...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH
    MONDAY AFTERNOON...
    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LAS VEGAS HAS ISSUED A WINTER
    STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH
    MONDAY AFTERNOON.
    * TIMING...SNOW IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP LATE SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND
    BECOME HEAVIEST OVERNIGHT SATURDAY. SNOW IS EXPECTED TO TAPER OFF
    SUNDAY MORNING AND MAY EVEN STOP FOR A FEW HOURS...BUT A SECOND
    STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA SUNDAY NIGHT AND HEAVY SNOW
    IS EXPECTED MONDAY MORNING THROUGH THE AFTERNOON BEFORE TAPERING
    OFF.
    * SNOW LEVEL...INITIALLY SNOW WILL BEGIN AROUND 8000 FEET SATURDAY
    NIGHT...BUT FALL TO 6500 FEET BY SUNDAY MORNING. SNOW LEVELS WILL
    CONTINUE TO FALL TO AROUND 4500 FEET LATE SUNDAY NIGHT AS THE
    SECOND ROUND OF SNOW DEVELOPS.
    * TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 TO 12 INCHES ABOVE 5000 FEET WITH 2
    TO 3 FEET OF SNOW ABOVE 8000 FEET.
    * WINDS...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 50 MPH AT RIDGETOPS.
    * IMPACTS...HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS ACROSS THE EASTERN SIERRA DUE
    TO SLICK...SNOW COVERED ROADS. REDUCED VISIBILITY DUE TO SNOW AND
    BLOWING SNOW. ROAD RESTRICTIONS ARE POSSIBLE AND CHAIN LAWS MAY BE
    NEEDED.

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