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Winter storm and blizzard warnings for Plumas

In Plumas County, a winter storm warning remains in effect until 4 a.m. Friday above 5,500 feet while a blizzard warning remains in effect from 4 p.m. this afternoon until noon on Thursday above 6,500 feet.

The worst portion of the storms is expected to hit beginning this evening and lasting through midday tomorrow.

Western Plumas and Lassen National Volcanic Park can expect heavy snow above 5,500 feet. Travel will be very difficult to impossible. Damage to trees and power lines is possible. Snowfall accumulations of 2 to 4 feet likely above 5,500 feet with local accumulations up to 6 feet over the peaks.

Be prepared for significant reductions in visibility at times. Winds gusting as high as 60 mph or higher will cause whiteout conditions in blowing snow. Significant drifting of the snow is likely.

In Eastern Plumas, Sierra and Lassen counties, moderate snow is expected above 5,000feet, with accumulations of 2 feet in some areas. Windy conditions are expected beginning Wednesday evening. Downed trees and power lines are a possibility.

A Winter Storm Warning for snow means there will be snow covered roads and limited visibility. Travel is not recommended while the warning is in effect. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. The latest Road conditions can be obtained by calling Caltrans at 1-800-427-7623.

A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds
and poor visibility are likely. This will lead to whiteout conditions, making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded, stay with your vehicle.

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