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Thursday, January 3, 2008

Big Winter Storms

Our weather has changed recently. We have had several winter storm warnings. Today I ran into a blizzard going to Burney. The winds were quite strong also but will be worse tonight.
We have another Blizzard warning:

BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM FRIDAY TO 4 AM PST SATURDAY UNTIL 1:15AM PST

Urgent
- Winter Weather Message National Weather Service Sacramento CA 513 PM PST Thu Jan 3 2008
Snow Is Moving Into The West Slopes Of The Northern Sierra Nevada Range. Snow Levels Are Around 3500 To 5000 Feet Tonight Into Friday And Then Drop To Around 3000 Feet Saturday Morning. Snowfall Amounts From 2 To 4 Feet Are Expected Above 5000 Feet And Up To 6 Feet Are Possible In The Highest Elevations By Saturday Afternoon. Snowfall Is Likely To Accumulate At A Rate Of Several Inches Per Hour At Times Through The Warning Period...The Heaviest Snowfall Is Expected Friday. In Addition To The Heavy Snowfall...Strong Winds Are Expected. Wind Speed Gusts In Excess Of 65 Mph Are Expected With The System Tonight With Wind Gusts In Excess Of 100 Mph Possible On Friday. The Combination Of Heavy Snow And Powerful Wind Will Likely Cause Frequent Whiteout Conditions And Blowing And Drifting Snow. Drifting Snow Due To The High Winds And Copious Amounts Of Snow May Cause Large Snow Drifts To Form. Travel Over The Higher Passes Will Be Very Difficult...If Not Impossible At Times Between This Evening And Saturday Morning.

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