Winter Storm Warning Could Mean A White Christmas

Winter Storm Warning Could Mean A White Christmas 

It could be a white Christmas and a headache on the Highway as the National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the Sierra Nevada from 4 AM Friday through 4 PM Saturday, Christmas Eve. Snow will begin above 6,000 feet Friday morning and will become heavy at times with the snow level lowering to 3,000 foot elevation, eight to sixteen inches of snow are expected above 4,000 feet and one to three feet of snow is likely above the 6,000 foot elevation. Some of the additional impacts include possible travel delays and chain controls. Holiday travel could become difficult with slick roads and increased accidents. The storm may also produce widespread power outages due to the weight of the snow on tree limbs and power lines. Strong winds will lead to blowing snow, reduced visibility and additional power outages too. The National Weather Service and CHP recommend only travel in an emergency. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency and keep track of the latest road conditions. 

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