URGENT - Winter Storm Watch

by Placerville Newswire / Nov 23, 2019 / comments

[NOAA]
    
...A significant winter storm likely to impact the region during peak Thanksgiving holiday travel...

.A strong upper low currently west of Alaska is expected to reach the northern California coast by Tuesday. Heavy snowfall is likely by Tuesday evening and continues through the overnight hours and into Wednesday. Snow combined with breezy conditions may significantly reduce visibilities. Accumulating snow is likely down into the upper foothills, potentially lower. Hazardous mountain travel with significant delays is possible. Snow showers will continue through Thanksgiving Day, possibly into Friday 

...WINTER STORM WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE THURSDAY NIGHT ABOVE 2500 FEET...

* WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Plan on difficult travel  conditions, including during the evening commute on Tuesday.   Several feet of snow will be possible above 4,000 feet with  accumulations expected down to the upper foothills.

* WHERE...Burney Basin / Eastern Shasta County, Northeast  Foothills/Sacramento Valley, Motherlode, Western Plumas  County/Lassen Park and West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada.

* WHEN...From Tuesday morning through late Thursday night.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Significant reductions in visibility are  possible. Downed trees and power outages possible.