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NWS Weather Bulletin: Snowy Week Ahead as Two Storms Target Northeastern California

Sunday, January 24th, 2021

Forecasters at the National Weather Service office in Reno are warning residents of Lassen, eastern Plumas and eastern Sierra counties to prepare for two winter storms this week, the first begins this afternoon and the second, more powerful, storm hits Tuesday.

A Winter Weather Advisory goes into effect at 4:00p.m. today with total snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches expected overnight into Monday here in the valley.

The weather office has also issued a Winter Storm Watch, from Tuesday afternoon through late Thursday night.

Heavy snow is possible with this second storm. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 12 inches here in the valley, with 1 to 4 feet in higher elevations.

Winds could gust as high as 45mph.

Travel could be very difficult to impossible due to heavy snow and whiteout conditions Tuesday evening through Thursday night.

Be prepared for winter driving conditions over the next several days. Do you have a backup travel plan? Do you have an an emergency kit for your car and additional supplies for your home?

Once the storm arrives Tuesday afternoon, travel may be difficult or impossible for an extended period of time.

The latest road conditions can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

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