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Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for El Dorado (CAC017) California Issued by the National Weather Service
 
Winter Storm Warning Winter Storm Warning - El Dorado (California)

Updated:Fri 20-Jan-17 10:19pm PST
Effective:Fri 20-Jan-17 10:19pm PST
Expires:Mon 23-Jan-17 04:00am PST
Severity:Moderate
Urgency:Expected
Certainty:Likely
Status:Actual
Type:Alert
Category:Met

Areas affected: West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada; Western Plumas County, Lassen Park
 
Instructions: A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL, KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT, FOOD, AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

Message summary: ...PERIODS OF HEAVY MOUNTAIN SNOW NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS...
.WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS CONTINUE OVER THE SIERRA NEVADA, AND TAPER OFF TO SHOWERS OVER THE COASTAL RANGE AND SHASTA COUNTY MOUNTAINS OVERNIGHT AND INTO SATURDAY. ANOTHER STRONG SYSTEM WILL PUSH THROUGH THE NORTH STATE LATE SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY BRINGING ANOTHER ROUND OF HEAVY SNOW AND GUSTY WINDS.
...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST MONDAY...
* TIMING...PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING WITH HEAVIEST SNOW AND GUSTY WINDS FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING. HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS RETURNING SUNDAY MORNING, LASTING THROUGH MONDAY MORNING.
* LOCATIONS...LASSEN PARK...INTERSTATE 80 OVER DONNER PASS...
HIGHWAY 50 OVER ECHO SUMMIT...HIGHWAY 88 OVER CARSON PASS.
* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...2 TO 3 FEET OF SNOW ABOVE 4000 FEET THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING WITH ANOTHER 2 TO 3 FEET SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH MONDAY MORNING.
* MAIN IMPACT...SNOW COVERED ROADS WITH CHAIN CONTROLS LIKELY. WHITE OUT CONDITIONS AT TIMES WITH GUSTY WINDS ESPECIALLY TODAY AND SUNDAY. INTERACT WITH US VIA SOCIAL MEDIA WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/NWS.SACRAMENTO WWW.TWITTER.COM/NWSSACRAMENTO
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Winter Storm Warning Winter Storm Warning - El Dorado (California)

Updated:Fri 20-Jan-17 03:13pm PST
Effective:Fri 20-Jan-17 03:13pm PST
Expires:Mon 23-Jan-17 04:00am PST
Severity:Moderate
Urgency:Expected
Certainty:Likely
Status:Actual
Type:Alert
Category:Met

Areas affected: Greater Lake Tahoe Area
 
Instructions: AVOID TRAVEL IF POSSIBLE, YOU COULD BE STUCK IN YOUR VEHICLE FOR MANY HOURS. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL ON SUNDAY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL, USE THE BREAK IN THE STORM FROM THIS EVENING TO SATURDAY AFTERNOON TO GATHER SUPPLIES, REMOVE SNOW FROM ROOFS, ELEVATED DECKS AND NEAR PROPANE TANKS. BE PREPARED FOR EXTENDED POWER OUTAGES.

Message summary: ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST MONDAY...
* TIMING: SNOW SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE THIS EVENING AND MOST OF SATURDAY. HEAVY SNOW WILL RETURN BY SATURDAY NIGHT AND CONTINUE INTO EARLY MONDAY MORNING.
* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS THROUGH MONDAY MORNING: 3 TO 6 FEET ABOVE 7000 FEET WITH 2 TO 4 FEET AT LAKE LEVEL.
* WINDS: SIERRA RIDGE WINDS INCREASING FROM 70 MPH TO OVER 100 MPH ON SUNDAY. GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH IN THE LOWER ELEVATIONS. WINDS MAY DAMAGE TREES AND POWER LINES.
* IMPACTS: DANGEROUS CONDITIONS FOR OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES AND TRAVEL WITH PERIODS OF WHITEOUT CONDITIONS FROM SATURDAY NIGHT TO MONDAY MORNING OVER MOUNTAIN PASSES. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL AROUND THE TAHOE BASIN ON SUNDAY. STAY HOME, STAY SAFE.
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Wind Advisory Wind Advisory - El Dorado (California)

Updated:Fri 20-Jan-17 01:34pm PST
Effective:Fri 20-Jan-17 01:34pm PST
Expires:Sun 22-Jan-17 10:00am PST
Severity:Minor
Urgency:Expected
Certainty:Likely
Status:Actual
Type:Alert
Category:Met

Areas affected: Carquinez Strait and Delta; Central Sacramento Valley; Clear Lake, Southern Lake County; Motherlode; Mountains Southwestern Shasta County to Northern Lake County; Northeast Foothills, Sacramento Valley; Northern Sacramento Valley; Northern San Joaquin Valley; Shasta Lake Area, Northern Shasta County; Southern Sacramento Valley
 
Instructions: A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 35 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT, ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

Message summary: ...STRONG WINDS LATE SATURDAY NIGHT AND EARLY SUNDAY FOR THE SACRAMENTO AND SAN JOAQUIN VALLEYS...
.ANOTHER PACIFIC FRONT IS FORECAST TO BRING STRONG SOUTHERLY WINDS FOR THE SACRAMENTO AND SAN JOAQUIN VALLEYS LATE SATURDAY NIGHT AND EARLY SUNDAY.
...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM SATURDAY TO 10 AM PST SUNDAY...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SACRAMENTO HAS ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM SATURDAY TO 10 AM PST SUNDAY.
* TIMING...SOUTHERLY WINDS INCREASE LATE SATURDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY SUNDAY.
* WINDS...SUSTAINED SOUTHERLY WINDS GREATER THAN 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 50 MPH.
* IMPACTS...DOWNED TREES AND POWER OUTAGES. INTERACT WITH US VIA SOCIAL MEDIA WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/NWS.SACRAMENTO WWW.TWITTER.COM/NWSSACRAMENTO
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