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High Wind Warning

Areas Affected: Central Sacramento Valley; Northeast Foothills, Sacramento Valley; Northern Sacramento Valley

NWS Sacramento (North Central California)

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 4 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON... ...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 2 AM PST THURSDAY... ...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO NOON PST THURSDAY... The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a High Wind Warning, which is in effect from 4 PM this afternoon to 2 AM PST Thursday. A Wind Advisory has also been issued and is in effect from noon today to noon PST Thursday.

* TIMING...This afternoon through Thursday morning.

* WINDS...South winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts of 45 to 65 mph. Strongest winds expected this evening along the eastern edge of the valley into the foothills.

* IMPACTS...Power outages, downed trees, difficult driving conditions. Interact with us via social media www.facebook.com/nws.sacramento www.twitter.com/nwssacramento

A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage. A Wind Advisory means that wind gusts of 40 mph are expected. Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for small cars and high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.


High Wind Warning

Areas Affected: Central Siskiyou County

NWS Medford (Southwest Oregon and Northern California)

...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 1 AM PST THURSDAY...

* Winds...South 35 to 45 mph with gusts to 65 mph.

* Timing...Winds increase later this morning, peaking this evening before decreasing overnight.

* Locations include...Much of the Shasta valley, including Weed, Gazelle, and Montague, and portions of Interstate 5 between Yreka and Weed.

* Impacts...Driving could become hazardous, especially for high profile vehicles. Loose and unsecured items may be blown about or damaged. Trees and powerlines could be damaged.

* View the hazard area in detail at https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mfr/HAZARD

A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage. Travel will be impacted, especially for high profile vehicles.


High Wind Warning

Areas Affected: Motherlode; Southern Sacramento Valley

NWS Sacramento (North Central California)

...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 2 AM PST THURSDAY... The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a High Wind Warning, which is in effect from 4 PM this afternoon to 2 AM PST Thursday.

* TIMING...Late this afternoon through early Thursday morning.

* WINDS...South winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts of 55 to 65 mph. Strongest winds will be this evening along the eastern edge of the valley into the foothills.

* IMPACTS...Power outages, downed trees, difficult driving conditions. Interact with us via social media www.facebook.com/nws.sacramento www.twitter.com/nwssacramento

A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage.


Blizzard Warning

Areas Affected: Western Plumas County, Lassen Park

NWS Sacramento (North Central California)

...Heavy mountain snows to impact the area through Friday morning with Blizzard Conditions at times... .A pair of weather systems will move through the region spreading heavy snowfall accumulations to the Sierra Nevada and Southern Cascades. The system arriving today will produce several feet of snowfall accompanied by high winds leading to blizzard/whiteout conditions across the higher mountain passes. Travel will be dangerous to nearly impossible, and is strongly discouraged. ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST FRIDAY ABOVE 5500 FEET... ...BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO NOON PST THURSDAY ABOVE 6500 FEET...

* WHAT...Heavy snow above 5500 feet. Blizzard conditions expected above 6500 feet later today through Thursday morning. Travel will be very difficult to impossible. Damage to trees and power lines is possible. Snowfall accumulations of 2 to 4 feet likely above 5500 feet with local accumulations up to 6 feet over the peaks.

* WHERE...Lassen Volcanic National Park and higher elevations of Western Plumas County.

* WHEN...For the Winter Storm Warning, until 4 AM Friday. For the Blizzard Warning, 4 PM today to noon Thursday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for significant reductions in visibility at times. Winds gusting as high as 60 mph or higher will cause whiteout conditions in blowing snow. Significant drifting of the snow is likely. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Storm Warning for snow means there will be snow covered roads and limited visibilities. Travel is not recommended while the warning is in effect. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1. A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout conditions, making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded, stay with your vehicle. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.


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