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NWS Weather Bulletin: Pair of ‘Typical’ April Storms Headed Our Way

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

Forecasters at the National Weather Service office in Reno have issued a Winter Weather Advisory warning Lassen, eastern Plumas and eastern Sierra counties to expect what is being described as a ‘typical April storm’ between 5:00 this evening and 7:00a.m., Thursday, above 5,000 feet.

Here in the Honey Lake Valley we can expect only limited snowfall, with most of the precipitation coming in the form of rain. Above 5,000 feet forecasters are calling for 2 to 6 inches of snow with localized amounts up to 10 inches.

Plan on slippery road conditions, including during the evening and morning hours. Be prepared for reduced visibilities at times and travel delays over highways 44, 36 and 70.

Some warming begins Friday as a high-pressure ridge starts to build, but forecasters say that high temperatures will remain below normal. Gusty northeast winds are also possible over the Sierra ridges Friday morning.

The weather focus then turns to a storm forecast to hit Sunday and affect us through Monday night. The cold front arrives Sunday night with the main band of precipitation.

Although snow levels may start slightly higher, around 6,000 to 7,000 feet, this storm looks similar to tonight’s storm until Monday morning when snow levels will drop to the valley floor.

On Monday expect a few more inches of snow in the mountains with little, or no, accumulations on the valley floor.

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One Response to NWS Weather Bulletin: Pair of ‘Typical’ April Storms Headed Our Way

  1. Deborah Kaye Moody

    Deborah Kaye Moody

    Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 at 10:54 am

    Typically in Susanville, that could bury you in snow😅

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