Areas Affected: Mountains Southwestern Shasta County to Western Colusa County; Shasta Lake Area, Northern Shasta County
...Strong Late Season Winter Storm to bring Mountain Travel
Impacts This Weekend into Early Next Week...
.A pair of Pacific systems are set to arrive this weekend
bringing significant late season snowfall to the mountains. The
initial storm arriving on Saturday will bring periods of snow to
areas between 4,000 and 5,000 feet. Expected amounts will range
from 6 to 12 inches ahead of a stronger system set to drop
heavier snowfall on Sunday. An additional 1 to 2 feet of snow is
expected leading to periods of mountain travel impacts. For those
who must travel, expect chain controls, snow- covered roads, poor
visibility, and significant travel delays. Snow showers continue
into Monday with snow levels lowering down to 3,000 to 4,000 feet.
Storm total snow amounts will likely range from 1 to 2 feet,
locally over 3 feet possible.
...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
LATE SUNDAY NIGHT ABOVE 4500 FEET...
* WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Travel will be very difficult to
impossible. Total snow accumulations of 12 to 18 inches, with
localized amounts up to 30 inches, are possible.
* WHERE...Shasta Lake Area / Northern Shasta County and
Mountains Southwestern Shasta County to Western Colusa County.
* WHEN...From late tonight through late Sunday night.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Significant reductions in visibility are
A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant
snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue
to monitor the latest forecasts.