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  • Special Weather Statement for Northern San Joaquin Valley County, California
  • Special Weather Statement issued January 16 at 3:34AM PST by NWS
  • Effective: Thursday, January 18, 2018 at noon
  • Expires: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 3:45 p.m.
  • ...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.

  • Special Weather Statement for Northern San Joaquin Valley County, California
  • Special Weather Statement issued January 15 at 2:12PM PST by NWS
  • Effective: Monday, January 15, 2018 at 2:11 p.m.
  • Expires: Monday, January 15, 2018 at 4:15 p.m.
  • ...Wet Weather Pattern this Week...
    Several storms will move through the region this week and early
    next week. The first storm tonight and Tuesday will have high
    snow levels near major or above Sierra pass levels for most of
    the storm and rainfall amounts will be relatively light. A
    stronger system with lowering snow levels is expected Wednesday
    night through Friday of this week. More precipitation is expected
    with this system with several inches of snow possible above 4000
    feet. A third and possibly still stronger weather system is
    forecast to move through northern California early next week.
    Impacts:
    Motorists traveling into the mountains should be prepared for
    winter weather conditions and carry chains. Slick roads can be
    expected.
    Rainfall Totals: Generally under a half inch of rain is expected for
    the Central Valley with up to three quarter inches over the
    mountains tonight and Tuesday. Thursday and Friday will see
    heavier rainfall of 1/2 to 3/4 inches of rain in the valley and
    over 2 inches higher elevations. Several inches of snow will be
    possible below the 7000 foot level. A still wetter weather system
    with much lower snow levels is currently forecast to move through
    northern California early next week.

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