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The work week will begin with another busy day for Plumas County road crews as a winter storm warning is in effect from Monday, Jan. 3, into Tuesday, Jan. 4. Photo by Debra Moore

Snow and wind — dual forces heading our way

A winter weather advisory is in place in Plumas County from 7 a.m. Monday, Jan. 3,  to 7 a.m. Tuesday, bringing snow and wind that varies upon where you live in the county.

In Western Plumas, total snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches are expected, with localized amounts up 1 to 2 feet are possible. Damage to trees and power lines is possible.

In Quincy and Eastern Plumas, a mixture of rain and snow is forecast with varying amounts predicted. This storm is not expected to bring the heavy snows of last week, but dangerous travel and more power outages are possible.

The biggest threat to Eastern Plumas is the winds. Southwest winds 20 to 35 mph with gusts up to 70 mph are possible Monday. The strongest winds will occur along Highway 395 from Susanville to the Nevada state line. The biggest impact will be felt in Lassen, Eastern Plumas and Eastern Sierra counties and Northern Washoe County.

Damaging winds could blow down trees and power lines. Power outages are possible. Travel could be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Very rough air for aviators.
Snow will occur in western Lassen, Plumas and Sierra counties with travel impacts above 5,000 feet along Highways 36, 44, 49, and 89.

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