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05 Jan 2019 | 01:22 AM UTC

US: Heavy snow forecast for northern California January 5

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Heavy snow and high winds forecast for parts of northern California on January 5; winter weather warning and watches issued, transportation disruptions possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 1/4/2019, 12:00 AM until 1/7/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Los_Angeles). COUNTRY/REGION California, Humboldt county (CA), Trinity county, Mendocino county, Lassen county (CA), Plumas county (CA), Lake Tahoe, Sierra county (CA)


The US National Weather Service (NWS) issued winter weather warnings and watches for northern California effective Saturday, January 5. Rain, strong winds, and heavy snow are forecast for the region, with increased chance of snowfall in higher elevations. In western areas and in the Coast Range, winds of 65-95 km/h (40-60 mph) with gusts up to 113 km/h (70 mph) are expected, particularly in Humboldt county. Snowfall of 12.5-20 cm (5-8 in) beginning at 900 m (3000 ft) elevation and up to 50 cm (20 in) is also forecast in the area. To the east, winter weather warnings will remain in effect until Monday, January 7. In the Sierra Nevada mountains, winds are expected to reach gusts of 80 km/h (50 mph) in valleys and 185 km/h (115 mph) on mountain ridges. Weather forecasts indicate snowfall rates of 2.5-5 cm (1-2 in) an hour with total accumulation ranging from 5-10 cm (2-4 in) in Susanville to 25-45 cm (10-18 in) near Lake Tahoe. Up to 90 cm (36 in) is possible in mountain passes of the Sierra Nevada. Transportation, power, and telecommunication disruptions are possible across the region. Adverse driving conditions, including icy roads and limited visibility, are expected in mountainous areas. 


Individuals in northern California are advised to monitor local weather reports, anticipate disruptions to power, telecommunications, and transportation, including adverse driving conditions, icy roads, and limited visibility.


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