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Wind Advisory

Wind Advisory issued March 1 at 3:37AM PST until March 2 at 4:00AM PST by NWS Eureka CA

* WHAT...Southwest winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph expected on high terrain. Gusts up to 50 mph at lake level. * WHERE...Southern Lake County. * WHEN...From 1 PM this afternoon to 4 AM PST Saturday. * IMPACTS...Wind gusts will be particularly strong along windward ridges. There is an increased risk of tree branches and other debris on roadways.

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Southern Lake County

Wind Advisory

Wind Advisory issued March 1 at 3:25AM PST until March 3 at 12:00AM PST by NWS San Diego CA

* WHAT...West winds 30 to 40 mph with gusts to 75 mph expected. * WHERE...Coachella Valley and San Diego County Deserts. * WHEN...From noon Saturday to midnight PST Saturday night. * IMPACTS...Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down. Reduced visibility in blowing dust and sand. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Periods of gusty winds could result in hazardous travel conditions on Interstate 10 through the Coachella Valley and Interstate 8 in San Diego County.

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Area
Coachella Valley; San Diego County Deserts

High Wind Warning

High Wind Warning issued March 1 at 3:25AM PST until March 3 at 12:00PM PST by NWS San Diego CA

* WHAT...Southwest winds 35 to 45 mph with gusts to 80 mph expected. Isolated gusts to 90 mph. * WHERE...San Bernardino County Mountains, Apple and Lucerne Valleys and San Gorgonio Pass Near Banning. * WHEN...From 6 PM this evening to noon PST Sunday. * IMPACTS...Strong winds could damage trees and other objects. Travel could be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...The strongest winds will be on the desert slopes of the mountains with the strongest winds expected for Saturday afternoon and night.

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Area
San Bernardino County Mountains; Apple and Lucerne Valleys; San Gorgonio Pass Near Banning

High Wind Warning

High Wind Warning issued March 1 at 3:25AM PST until March 3 at 12:00PM PST by NWS San Diego CA

* WHAT...West winds 35 to 45 mph with gusts to 80 mph expected. Isolated gusts to 90 mph. * WHERE...Riverside County Mountains and San Diego County Mountains. * WHEN...From 6 AM Saturday to noon PST Sunday. * IMPACTS...Strong winds could damage trees and other objects. Travel could be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...The strongest winds will be on the desert slopes of the mountains with the strongest winds expected for Saturday afternoon and night.

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Riverside County Mountains; San Diego County Mountains

Winter Weather Advisory

Winter Weather Advisory issued March 1 at 3:13AM PST until March 3 at 6:00AM PST by NWS San Diego CA

* WHAT...Wet snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches. Winds gusting as high as 65 mph. * WHERE...Riverside County Mountains above 6500 feet. * WHEN...From 6 AM Saturday to 6 AM PST Sunday. * IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. Very strong winds could cause extensive tree damage. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Snow levels are expected to start around 6000 to 6500 feet for Saturday, falling to 5500 feet Saturday night, and eventually down to 5000 feet on Sunday. Precipitation will be tapering off when snow levels are at their lowest..

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Area
Riverside County Mountains

Winter Weather Advisory

Winter Weather Advisory issued March 1 at 3:13AM PST until March 3 at 6:00AM PST by NWS San Diego CA

* WHAT...Wet snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches, locally 6 to 12 inches above 7500 feet. Winds gusting as high as 65 mph. * WHERE...San Bernardino County Mountains above 6500 feet. * WHEN...From 10 PM this evening to 6 AM PST Sunday. * IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult. Very strong winds could cause extensive tree damage. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Snow levels are expected to start around 6000 to 6500 feet for tonight and Saturday, falling to 5500 feet Saturday night, and eventually down to 5000 feet on Sunday. Precipitation will be tapering off when snow levels are at their lowest.

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Area
San Bernardino County Mountains

High Surf Advisory

High Surf Advisory issued March 1 at 2:56AM PST until March 4 at 8:00AM PST by NWS Los Angeles/Oxnard CA

* WHAT...Large breaking waves of 4 to 7 feet with dangerous rip currents. Highest surf, along with possible very minor coastal flooding, for west facing beaches. * WHERE...Catalina and Santa Barbara Islands, Malibu Coast and Los Angeles County Beaches. * WHEN...From 10 AM Saturday to 8 AM PST Monday. * IMPACTS...There is an increased risk for ocean drowning. Rip currents can pull swimmers and surfers out to sea. Large breaking waves can cause injury, wash people off beaches and rocks, and capsize small boats near shore. Very minor flooding of sea water is possible, around the time of high tide, over vulnerable low-lying coastal areas such as parking lots, beaches, and walkways. Significant damage to roads or structures is NOT expected. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...High tides will occur each morning between Midnight and 2 AM, peaking around 5 feet.

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Area
Catalina and Santa Barbara Islands; Malibu Coast; Los Angeles County Beaches

High Surf Advisory

High Surf Advisory issued March 1 at 2:56AM PST until March 4 at 8:00AM PST by NWS Los Angeles/Oxnard CA

* WHAT...Large breaking waves of 4 to 7 feet with dangerous rip currents. Highest surf, along with possible very minor coastal flooding, for west-to-northwest-facing beaches. * WHERE...Santa Barbara County Southwestern Coast and Santa Barbara County Southeastern Coast. * WHEN...From 10 AM Saturday to 8 AM PST Monday. * IMPACTS...There is an increased risk for ocean drowning. Rip currents can pull swimmers and surfers out to sea. Large breaking waves can cause injury, wash people off beaches and rocks, and capsize small boats near shore. Very minor flooding of sea water is possible, around the time of high tide, over vulnerable low- lying coastal areas such as parking lots, beaches, and walkways. Significant damage to roads or structures is NOT expected. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...High tides will occur each morning between Midnight and 2 AM, peaking around 5 feet.

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Area
Santa Barbara County Southwestern Coast; Santa Barbara County Southeastern Coast

High Surf Advisory

High Surf Advisory issued March 1 at 2:56AM PST until March 4 at 8:00AM PST by NWS Los Angeles/Oxnard CA

* WHAT...Large breaking waves of 7 to 10 feet with dangerous rip currents. Highest surf, along with possible very minor coastal flooding, for west facing beaches. * WHERE...Ventura County Beaches. * WHEN...From 4 PM this afternoon to 8 AM PST Monday. * IMPACTS...There is an increased risk for ocean drowning. Rip currents can pull swimmers and surfers out to sea. Large breaking waves can cause injury, wash people off beaches and rocks, and capsize small boats near shore. Very minor flooding of sea water is possible, around the time of high tide, over vulnerable low-lying coastal areas such as parking lots, beaches, and walkways. Significant damage to roads or structures is NOT expected. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...High tides will occur each morning between Midnight and 2 AM, peaking around 5 feet.

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Area
Ventura County Beaches

High Surf Advisory

High Surf Advisory issued March 1 at 2:56AM PST until March 4 at 5:00PM PST by NWS Los Angeles/Oxnard CA

* WHAT...Large breaking waves of 10 to 18 feet with dangerous rip currents. Highest surf, along with possible very minor coastal flooding, for west-to-northwest facing beaches. * WHERE...San Luis Obispo County Beaches and Santa Barbara County Central Coast Beaches. * WHEN...Until 5 PM PST Monday. * IMPACTS...There is an increased risk for ocean drowning. Rip currents can pull swimmers and surfers out to sea. Large breaking waves can cause injury, wash people off beaches and rocks, and capsize small boats near shore. Very minor flooding of sea water is possible, around the time of high tide, over vulnerable low- lying coastal areas such as parking lots, beaches, and walkways. Significant damage to roads or structures is NOT expected. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...High tides will occur each morning between Midnight and 2 AM, peaking around 5 feet.

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Area
San Luis Obispo County Beaches; Santa Barbara County Central Coast Beaches

Winter Storm Warning

Winter Storm Warning issued March 1 at 2:45AM PST until March 2 at 10:00AM PST by NWS Medford OR

* WHAT...Periods of heavy snow and blowing snow expected. Total snow of 10 to 20 inches, except 2 to 4 feet above 4000 feet. Winds gusting 35 to 50 mph, highest over the higher terrain. * WHERE...Southeast and south and north central Siskiyou County, including Tennant, Mount Shasta City, Dunsmuir and McCloud. This includes Interstate 5, highway 89 and highway 97 near Grass Lake. * WHEN...Until 10 AM PST Saturday. * IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult to impossible. Areas of snow and blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility with occasional whiteout conditions possible. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. Gusty winds could bring down tree branches. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...This will be a long duration event and snow will not be heavy the entire time the warning is in effect. Snow is expected to be heaviest Friday afternoon into Friday night. * View the hazard area in detail at https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/map/?wfo=mfr

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Area
South Central Siskiyou County; North Central and Southeast Siskiyou County

Winter Storm Warning

Winter Storm Warning issued March 1 at 2:45AM PST until March 2 at 10:00AM PST by NWS Medford OR

* WHAT...Periods of heavy snow and blowing snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches, but 1 to 2 feet in the mountains. Winds gusting 45 to 55 mph. * WHERE...In California, Northeast Siskiyou and and all of Modoc County. In Oregon, Central and Eastern Lake County. This includes Tulelake, Dorris, Alturas, Davis Creek, Adin, Lakeview, Adel, Summer Lake, Fort Rock, Christmas Valley, and highways 140, 31, 395, 139 and 97. * WHEN...Until 10 AM PST Saturday. * IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult. Snow and blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility with occasional whiteout conditions possible. Gusty winds could bring down tree branches. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...This will be a long duration event and snow will not be heavy the entire time the warning is in effect. Snow is expected to be heaviest Friday afternoon into Friday night. * View the hazard area in detail at https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/map/?wfo=mfr

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Area
Northeast Siskiyou and Northwest Modoc Counties; Modoc County; Central and Eastern Lake County

Winter Storm Warning

Winter Storm Warning issued March 1 at 2:45AM PST until March 2 at 10:00AM PST by NWS Medford OR

* WHAT...For the Winter Storm Warning above 3500 feet, heavy snow. Additional snow accumulations of 5 to 10 inches. Winds gusting as high as 40 mph. For the Winter Weather Advisory, snow. Additional snow accumulations of 1 to 5 inches. Winds gusting as high as 40 mph. * WHERE...Central Siskiyou County, including Interstate 5, Highway 97, and Highway 3 at Forest Mountain Pass between Yreka and Fort Jones. This also includes the communities of Weed, Hilt, Yreka, Montague, Grenada and Gazelle. * WHEN...Until 10 AM PST Saturday. * IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult. Patchy blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the evening commute. * View the hazard area in detail at https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/map/?wfo=mfr

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Area
Central Siskiyou County

Winter Weather Advisory

Winter Weather Advisory issued March 1 at 2:45AM PST until March 2 at 10:00AM PST by NWS Medford OR

* WHAT...For the Winter Storm Warning above 3500 feet, heavy snow. Additional snow accumulations of 5 to 10 inches. Winds gusting as high as 40 mph. For the Winter Weather Advisory, snow. Additional snow accumulations of 1 to 5 inches. Winds gusting as high as 40 mph. * WHERE...Central Siskiyou County, including Interstate 5, Highway 97, and Highway 3 at Forest Mountain Pass between Yreka and Fort Jones. This also includes the communities of Weed, Hilt, Yreka, Montague, Grenada and Gazelle. * WHEN...Until 10 AM PST Saturday. * IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult. Patchy blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the evening commute. * View the hazard area in detail at https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/map/?wfo=mfr

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Area
Central Siskiyou County

Winter Storm Warning

Winter Storm Warning issued March 1 at 2:45AM PST until March 2 at 10:00AM PST by NWS Medford OR

* WHAT...Heavy snow. Additional snow accumulations of 5 to 10 inches below 3000 feet, and 1 to 2 feet above 3000 feet. Winds gusting as high as 40 mph. * WHERE...Areas in western Siskiyou County, including highway 3, highway 96, and the communities of Etna, Greenview, Happy Camp, and Somes Bar. * WHEN...Until 10 AM PST Saturday. * IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult to impossible. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the evening commute. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Snow levels will lower to the valley floors Friday night into Saturday morning. * View the hazard area in detail at https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/map/?wfo=mfr

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Area
Western Siskiyou County

Wind Advisory

Wind Advisory issued March 1 at 2:30AM PST until March 2 at 4:00AM PST by NWS Sacramento CA

* WHAT...South winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 55 mph. * WHERE...Northern and Central Sacramento Valley, and adjacent Foothills. * WHEN...Until 4 AM PST Saturday. * IMPACTS...Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Strongest winds this afternoon and evening.

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Area
Shasta Lake Area / Northern Shasta County; Northern Sacramento Valley; Central Sacramento Valley; Mountains Southwestern Shasta County to Western Colusa County; Northeast Foothills/Sacramento Valley

Wind Advisory

Wind Advisory issued March 1 at 2:30AM PST until March 2 at 10:00AM PST by NWS Sacramento CA

* WHAT...South winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph expected. * WHERE...Southern Sacramento Valley, Carquinez Strait and Delta, Northern San Joaquin Valley and Motherlode. * WHEN...From 10 AM this morning to 10 AM PST Saturday. * IMPACTS...Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Strongest winds later this afternoon into early Saturday.

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Area
Southern Sacramento Valley; Carquinez Strait and Delta; Northern San Joaquin Valley; Motherlode

Blizzard Warning

Blizzard Warning issued March 1 at 2:30AM PST until March 3 at 10:00AM PST by NWS Sacramento CA

* WHAT...Extremely dangerous to impossible travel from blizzard conditions. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 10 feet above 5000 feet, local amounts of 12 feet or more over peaks, with 1 to 4 feet above 3000 feet through Sunday morning. Minor accumulations down to around 2000 feet. Winds gusting as high as 75 mph or higher. * WHERE...West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada, Northeast Foothills, Motherlode, and Western Plumas County/Lassen Park above 2000 feet. Including Interstate 80 and Highway 50. * WHEN...Until 10 AM PST Sunday. * IMPACTS...Extremely dangerous to impossible travel conditions with extended road closures likely. Widespread blowing snow will create blizzard conditions with white-out conditions and near zero visibility. Very strong winds, combined with heavy snow could cause extensive tree damage and extended power outages. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Snow levels 4000 to 5000 feet, lowering to around 2000 feet by Saturday. Intense snow rates of 2 to 4 inches per hour at times. Blizzard conditions at times, especially through Saturday when snowfall is heaviest.

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Area
Northeast Foothills/Sacramento Valley; Motherlode; Western Plumas County/Lassen Park; West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada

Winter Storm Warning

Winter Storm Warning issued March 1 at 2:30AM PST until March 3 at 10:00AM PST by NWS Sacramento CA

* WHAT...Heavy snow. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 4 feet, locally higher over peaks. Winds gusting as high as 60 mph. * WHERE...Shasta County mountains including Interstate 5, Burney Basin, and northern Coast Range above 2000 feet. * WHEN...Until 10 AM PST Sunday. * IMPACTS...Difficult to impossible travel conditions with whiteout conditions at times from blowing snow, chain controls, and road closures. Strong winds could cause tree damage and power outages. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Snow levels 3000 to 4000 feet, lowering to 1000 to 1500 feet by Saturday. Potential for minor accumulations down to around 1000 feet Saturday morning. Snow rates of 1 to 3 inches per hour at times. Heaviest snow through this evening.

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Area
Shasta Lake Area / Northern Shasta County; Burney Basin / Eastern Shasta County; Mountains Southwestern Shasta County to Western Colusa County

High Wind Warning

High Wind Warning issued March 1 at 1:46AM PST until March 2 at 8:00PM PST by NWS Hanford CA

* WHAT...Southwest winds 25 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph expected. * WHERE...Buena Vista, Frazier Mountain Communities, West Side Mountains South of 198, and West Side Mountains north of 198. * WHEN...From 8 PM this evening to 8 PM PST Saturday. * IMPACTS...Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

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Area
West Side Mountains north of 198; West Side Mountains South of 198; Buena Vista; Frazier Mountain Communities

Wind Advisory

Wind Advisory issued March 1 at 1:46AM PST until March 2 at 8:00PM PST by NWS Hanford CA

* WHAT...Southwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph expected. * WHERE...Grapevine and Tehachapi. * WHEN...From 8 PM this evening to 8 PM PST Saturday. * IMPACTS...Gusty winds will blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.

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Area
Tehachapi; Grapevine

High Wind Warning

High Wind Warning issued March 1 at 1:46AM PST until March 3 at 8:00PM PST by NWS Hanford CA

* WHAT...Southwest winds 25 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph expected. * WHERE...Indian Wells Valley, Mojave Desert, and Mojave Desert Slopes. * WHEN...From 8 PM this evening to 8 PM PST Sunday. * IMPACTS...Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

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Area
Indian Wells Valley; Mojave Desert Slopes; Mojave Desert

Blizzard Warning

Blizzard Warning issued March 1 at 1:40AM PST until March 3 at 10:00AM PST by NWS Hanford CA

* WHAT...Blizzard conditions expected. Snowfall 6 to 8 feet above 6,000 feet. Total snow 4 to 6 feet from 5,000 feet to 6,000 feet. Snow accumulations 2 to 4 feet from 4,000 feet to 5,000 feet. Winds gusting as high 65 mph on exposed ridgetops and along the crest. * WHERE...Sierra Nevada north of Tulare County. * WHEN...Winter storm impacts will continue through 10 AM PST Sunday morning, with blizzard conditions expected today and Saturday. * IMPACTS...Travel will be dangerous to impossible. Widespread blowing snow will reduce visibilities to near zero in whiteout conditions at times. Damaging winds and heavy snow could down trees and power lines. Wind chill readings as low as 15 to 20 degrees below zero can cause frostbite on exposed skin.

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Area
Yosemite NP outside of the valley; Upper San Joaquin River; Kaiser to Rodgers Ridge; Kings Canyon NP

Winter Storm Warning

Winter Storm Warning issued March 1 at 1:40AM PST until March 3 at 10:00AM PST by NWS Hanford CA

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Snowfall 4 to 6 feet above 6,000 feet. Total snow 2 to 4 feet from 5,000 feet to 6,000 feet. Snow accumulations 1 to 2 feet from 4,000 feet to 5,000 feet. Winds gusting as high 55 mph on exposed ridgetops and along the crest. * WHERE...Tulare County portion of the Sierra Nevada. * WHEN...Until 10 AM PST Sunday morning. * IMPACTS...Travel will be extremely difficult to nearly impossible. Blowing snow could significantly reduce visibilities. Strong wind gusts and heavy snow could bring down tree branches. Wind chill readings as low as 15 to 20 degrees below zero can cause frostbite on exposed skin.

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Area
Grant Grove Area; Sequoia NP; South End of the Upper Sierra

Winter Storm Warning

Winter Storm Warning issued March 1 at 1:40AM PST until March 3 at 10:00AM PST by NWS Hanford CA

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow 6 to 12 inches. * WHERE...Sierra Nevada Foothills above 2,500 feet. * WHEN...Valid from 4 AM PST Saturday morning until 10 AM PST Sunday morning. * IMPACTS...Travel will be very difficult.

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Area
Mariposa-Madera Lower Sierra; Fresno-Tulare Lower Sierra; South End of the Lower Sierra; Yosemite Valley; San Joaquin River Canyon; Piute Walker Basin

Wind Advisory

Wind Advisory issued March 1 at 12:09AM PST until March 2 at 10:00AM PST by NWS San Francisco CA

* WHAT...Southwest winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 55 mph expected. * WHERE...Portions of the Bay Area and Central Coast. * WHEN...From noon today to 10 AM PST Saturday. * IMPACTS...Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.

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Area
San Francisco; Marin Coastal Range; Sonoma Coastal Range; North Bay Interior Mountains; Coastal North Bay Including Point Reyes National Seashore; San Fransisco Peninsula Coast; East Bay Interior Valleys; Santa Cruz Mountains; Eastern Santa Clara Hills; East Bay Hills; Santa Lucia Mountains and Los Padres National Forest; Mountains Of San Benito County And Interior Monterey County Including Pinnacles National Park

Wind Advisory

Wind Advisory issued March 1 at 12:57AM MST until March 3 at 12:00AM MST by NWS Phoenix AZ

* WHAT...Southwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. * WHERE...Portions of southwest Arizona and southeast California. * WHEN...From 1 PM MST /1 PM PST/ Saturday to midnight MST /midnight PST/ Saturday night. * IMPACTS...Difficult driving conditions, especially for larger vehicles traveling along roads with crosswinds. Light, unsecured objects may become airborne.

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Area
Parker Valley; Central La Paz; Joshua Tree NP West; Joshua Tree NP East; Salton Sea; Chuckwalla Mountains; Imperial County West; Imperial Valley; Chiriaco Summit; Palo Verde Valley; Chuckwalla Valley

Wind Advisory

Wind Advisory issued March 1 at 12:57AM MST until March 3 at 1:00PM MST by NWS Phoenix AZ

* WHAT...Southwest winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 55 mph. * WHERE...Southwest corner of Imperial County. * WHEN...From 7 PM Friday to 1 PM PST Sunday. * IMPACTS...Difficult driving conditions, especially for larger vehicles traveling along roads with crosswinds. Light, unsecured objects may become airborne.

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Area
Imperial County Southwest

Winter Storm Warning

Winter Storm Warning issued February 29 at 11:53PM PST until March 3 at 4:00AM PST by NWS Las Vegas NV

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 35 to 45 inches at Aspendell, with 45 to 60 inches of snow above 9000 feet. Winds gusting as high as 90 mph. * WHERE...Eastern Sierra Slopes. * WHEN...From 10 AM Friday to 4 AM PST Sunday. * IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult to impossible, including Highway 168 west of Bishop. Strong winds could cause tree damage.

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Area
Eastern Sierra Slopes of Inyo County

Winter Weather Advisory

Winter Weather Advisory issued February 29 at 11:53PM PST until March 3 at 4:00AM PST by NWS Las Vegas NV

* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 7 to 12 inches. Winds gusting as high as 75 mph. * WHERE...White Mountains of Inyo County. * WHEN...From 10 AM Friday to 4 AM PST Sunday. * IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult to impossible, including Highway 168 through Westgard Pass east of Big Pine. Gusty winds could bring down tree branches.

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Area
White Mountains of Inyo County

Wind Advisory

Wind Advisory issued February 29 at 10:57PM PST until March 2 at 7:00AM PST by NWS Las Vegas NV

* WHAT...For the Wind Advisory Owens Valley, west to southwesterly winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph expected. For the High Wind Warning, southwest winds 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph expected. * WHERE...Owens Valley. * WHEN...For the Wind Advisory, until 7 AM PST Saturday. For the High Wind Warning, from 7 AM Saturday to 10 AM PST Sunday. * IMPACTS...Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

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Area
Owens Valley

Wind Advisory

Wind Advisory issued February 29 at 10:57PM PST until March 2 at 7:00AM PST by NWS Las Vegas NV

* WHAT...For the Wind Advisory, southwest winds 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 55 mph expected. For the High Wind Warning, southwest winds 40 to 50 mph with gusts up to 65 mph expected. * WHERE...In Arizona, Northwest Plateau. In California, Death Valley National Park, Eastern Mojave Desert, and Western Mojave Desert. In Nevada, Las Vegas Valley, Northeast Clark County, Sheep Range, Southern Clark County, Spring Mountains-Red Rock Canyon, and Western Clark and Southern Nye County. * WHEN...For the Wind Advisory, from 4 PM PST /5 PM MST/ Friday to 7 AM PST /8 AM MST/ Saturday. For the High Wind Warning, from 7 AM PST /8 AM MST/ Saturday to 10 AM PST /11 AM MST/ Sunday. * IMPACTS...Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

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Area
Northwest Plateau; Death Valley National Park; Western Mojave Desert; Eastern Mojave Desert, Including the Mojave National Preserve; Northeast Clark County; Western Clark and Southern Nye County; Sheep Range; Spring Mountains-Red Rock Canyon; Las Vegas Valley; Southern Clark County

High Wind Warning

High Wind Warning issued February 29 at 10:57PM PST until March 3 at 10:00AM PST by NWS Las Vegas NV

* WHAT...For the Wind Advisory Owens Valley, west to southwesterly winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph expected. For the High Wind Warning, southwest winds 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph expected. * WHERE...Owens Valley. * WHEN...For the Wind Advisory, until 7 AM PST Saturday. For the High Wind Warning, from 7 AM Saturday to 10 AM PST Sunday. * IMPACTS...Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

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Area
Owens Valley

High Wind Warning

High Wind Warning issued February 29 at 10:57PM PST until March 3 at 10:00AM PST by NWS Las Vegas NV

* WHAT...For the Wind Advisory, southwest winds 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 55 mph expected. For the High Wind Warning, southwest winds 40 to 50 mph with gusts up to 65 mph expected. * WHERE...In Arizona, Northwest Plateau. In California, Death Valley National Park, Eastern Mojave Desert, and Western Mojave Desert. In Nevada, Las Vegas Valley, Northeast Clark County, Sheep Range, Southern Clark County, Spring Mountains-Red Rock Canyon, and Western Clark and Southern Nye County. * WHEN...For the Wind Advisory, from 4 PM PST /5 PM MST/ Friday to 7 AM PST /8 AM MST/ Saturday. For the High Wind Warning, from 7 AM PST /8 AM MST/ Saturday to 10 AM PST /11 AM MST/ Sunday. * IMPACTS...Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

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Area
Northwest Plateau; Death Valley National Park; Western Mojave Desert; Eastern Mojave Desert, Including the Mojave National Preserve; Northeast Clark County; Western Clark and Southern Nye County; Sheep Range; Spring Mountains-Red Rock Canyon; Las Vegas Valley; Southern Clark County

High Wind Warning

High Wind Warning issued February 29 at 10:57PM PST until March 3 at 10:00AM PST by NWS Las Vegas NV

* WHAT...Southwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph expected. * WHERE...Morongo Basin. * WHEN...From 7 AM Saturday to 10 AM PST Sunday. * IMPACTS...Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

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Area
Morongo Basin

High Surf Advisory

High Surf Advisory issued February 29 at 10:13PM PST until March 2 at 4:00PM PST by NWS San Francisco CA

* WHAT...Large breaking waves of 15 to 20 feet along exposed, west-facing beaches. * WHERE...San Francisco, Coastal North Bay Including Point Reyes National Seashore, San Francisco Peninsula Coast, Northern Monterey Bay and Southern Monterey Bay and Big Sur Coast Counties. * WHEN...From 10 AM Friday to 4 PM PST Saturday. * IMPACTS...Dangerous swimming and surfing conditions and localized beach erosion. Large breaking waves can easily sweep people off of jetties, rocks, and beaches, pulling them into the water. Use caution if visiting the coast.

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Area
San Francisco; Coastal North Bay Including Point Reyes National Seashore; San Fransisco Peninsula Coast; Northern Monterey Bay; Southern Monterey Bay and Big Sur Coast

Wind Advisory

Wind Advisory issued February 29 at 9:39PM PST until March 3 at 10:00AM PST by NWS Los Angeles/Oxnard CA

* WHAT...Southwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph expected. * WHERE...Cuyama Valley, San Luis Obispo County Interior Valleys, San Luis Obispo County Mountains, Santa Barbara County Interior Mountains and Interstate 5 Corridor. * WHEN...From 10 PM Friday to 10 AM PST Sunday. * IMPACTS...Gusty winds will blow around unsecured objects and make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Light snow accumulations are also expected for elevations above 5,500 feet.

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Area
Cuyama Valley; San Luis Obispo County Interior Valleys; San Luis Obispo County Mountains; Santa Barbara County Interior Mountains; Interstate 5 Corridor

Wind Advisory

Wind Advisory issued February 29 at 9:39PM PST until March 3 at 1:00PM PST by NWS Los Angeles/Oxnard CA

* WHAT...Southwest winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph expected. Low but present risk for damaging gusts to 65 mph on Saturday due to mountain waves. * WHERE...Antelope Valley. * WHEN...From 10 PM Friday to 1 PM PST Sunday. * IMPACTS...Gusty winds will blow around unsecured objects and make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.

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Area
Antelope Valley

High Wind Watch

High Wind Watch issued February 29 at 9:39PM PST until March 3 at 1:00PM PST by NWS Los Angeles/Oxnard CA

* WHAT...Southwest winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph possible. * WHERE...Western Antelope Valley Foothills. * WHEN...For the Wind Advisory, until 10 PM PST this evening. For the High Wind Watch, from Friday evening through Sunday afternoon. * IMPACTS...Damaging winds could blow down large objects such as trees and power lines. Power outages are possible. Travel could be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

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Area
Western Antelope Valley Foothills

High Wind Watch

High Wind Watch issued February 29 at 9:39PM PST until March 3 at 1:00PM PST by NWS Los Angeles/Oxnard CA

* WHAT...Southwest winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph possible. * WHERE...Western San Gabriel Mountains and Highway 14 Corridor, Antelope Valley Foothills. * WHEN...From Friday evening through Sunday afternoon. * IMPACTS...Damaging winds could blow down large objects such as trees and power lines. Power outages are possible. Travel could be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

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Area
Western San Gabriel Mountains and Highway 14 Corridor; Eastern Antelope Valley Foothills

Avalanche Watch

Avalanche Watch issued February 29 at 8:26PM PST by NWS Reno NV

AVAREV The following message is transmitted at the request of the U.S. Forest Service Sierra Avalanche Center. BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE WATCH IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED 07:00 AM PST Fri Mar 01 2024 The Sierra Avalanche Center in Truckee has issued a BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE WATCH for the following areas: NWS Reno NV - NVZ002 (Greater Lake Tahoe)...CAZ072 (Greater Lake Tahoe (CA)) * WHAT...HIGH to EXTREME avalanche danger is expected to occur in the backcountry from Friday morning through Sunday. * WHERE...Central Sierra Nevada Mountains between Yuba Pass (Hwy 49) on the north and Ebbetts Pass (Hwy 4) on the south, including the greater Lake Tahoe area. This does not include ski areas and highways where avalanche mitigation programs exist. * WHEN...In effect from Fri 07:00 AM PST to Sun 5:00 PM PST. * IMPACTS...A powerful storm with large amounts of new snow and strong winds will result in widespread avalanche activity in the mountains. Large to very large avalanches are expected to occur in a variety of backcountry areas. * PRECAUTIONARY / PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...Very dangerous avalanche conditions are expected to occur. Traveling in, near, or below backcountry avalanche terrain should be avoided during this storm. Consult https://www.sierraavalanchecenter.org/ or www.avalanche.org for more detailed information. Similar avalanche danger may exist at locations outside the coverage area of this or any avalanche center.

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Greater Lake Tahoe Area; Greater Lake Tahoe Area

Winter Weather Advisory

Winter Weather Advisory issued February 29 at 1:50PM PST until March 1 at 10:00PM PST by NWS Eureka CA

...STRONG WINTER STORM THROUGH SUNDAY... * WHAT...For the Winter Weather Advisory for elevations above 2000 feet, wet snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches on high passes. Winds gusting as high as 55 mph on high ridges. For the Winter Storm Warning for elevations above 1500 feet, heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations between 8 and 15 inches on high passes. Winds gusting as high as 45 mph on high ridges. * WHERE...Southwestern Humboldt. * WHEN...For the Winter Weather Advisory, until 10 PM PST Friday. For the Winter Storm Warning, from 10 PM Friday to 4 AM PST Sunday. * IMPACTS...Visibilities may drop below 1/4 mile due to falling and blowing snow. The strong winds and weight of snow on tree limbs may down power lines and could cause sporadic power outages. Travel could be very difficult. Strong winds could cause extensive damage to trees and power lines. Roads, and especially bridges and overpasses, will likely become slick and hazardous.

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Southwestern Humboldt

Winter Weather Advisory

Winter Weather Advisory issued February 29 at 1:50PM PST until March 2 at 4:00PM PST by NWS Eureka CA

...STRONG WINTER STORM THROUGH SUNDAY... * WHAT...Widespread accumulating small hail expected. Small hail will be strongest early Friday morning and again all day Saturday. Small hail showers are sporadic but hail can last a long time on roadways. * WHERE...Del Norte and Northern Humboldt Coast. * WHEN...From 10 PM this evening to 4 PM PST Saturday. * IMPACTS...Small hail can create rapid and unexpected icy conditions even at sea level. Roads, and especially bridges and overpasses, will likely become slick and hazardous.

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Area
Coastal Del Norte; Northern Humboldt Coast

Winter Storm Warning

Winter Storm Warning issued February 29 at 1:50PM PST until March 2 at 4:00PM PST by NWS Eureka CA

...STRONG WINTER STORM THROUGH SUNDAY... * WHAT...Heavy snow possible for elevations above 1000 feet. Total snow accumulations between 6 and 12 inches possible on high passes. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph on high terrain. * WHERE...Northwestern Mendocino Interior. * WHEN...From 10 PM Friday to 4 PM PST Saturday. * IMPACTS...The strong winds and weight of snow on tree limbs may down power lines and could cause sporadic power outages. Travel could be very difficult. Gusty winds could bring down tree branches.

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Area
Northwestern Mendocino Interior

Winter Weather Advisory

Winter Weather Advisory issued February 29 at 1:50PM PST until March 2 at 4:00PM PST by NWS Eureka CA

...STRONG WINTER STORM THROUGH SUNDAY... * WHAT...Widespread accumulating small hail expected. Small hail will be strongest early Saturday. Small hail showers are sporadic but hail can last a long time on roadways. * WHERE...Mendocino Coast. * WHEN...From 10 PM Friday to 4 PM PST Saturday. * IMPACTS...Small hail can create rapid and unexpected icy conditions even at sea level. Roads, and especially bridges and overpasses, will likely become slick and hazardous.

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Area
Mendocino Coast

Winter Storm Warning

Winter Storm Warning issued February 29 at 1:50PM PST until March 3 at 4:00AM PST by NWS Eureka CA

...STRONG WINTER STORM THROUGH SUNDAY... * WHAT...Heavy snow expected for elevations above 1000 feet. Total snow accumulations between 5 and 9 inches on high passes. 1 to 3 inches as low as Clear Lake. Winds gusting as high as 55 mph on high ridges. * WHERE...Southeastern Mendocino Interior and Southern Lake. * WHEN...From 10 PM Friday to 4 AM PST Sunday. * IMPACTS...The strong winds and weight of snow on tree limbs may down power lines and could cause sporadic power outages. Travel could be very difficult. Strong winds could cause extensive damage to trees and power lines.

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Area
Southeastern Mendocino Interior; Southern Lake County

Winter Storm Warning

Winter Storm Warning issued February 29 at 1:50PM PST until March 3 at 4:00AM PST by NWS Eureka CA

...STRONG WINTER STORM THROUGH SUNDAY... * WHAT...For the Winter Weather Advisory for elevations above 2000 feet, wet snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches on high passes. Winds gusting as high as 55 mph on high ridges. For the Winter Storm Warning for elevations above 1500 feet, heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations between 8 and 15 inches on high passes. Winds gusting as high as 45 mph on high ridges. * WHERE...Southwestern Humboldt. * WHEN...For the Winter Weather Advisory, until 10 PM PST Friday. For the Winter Storm Warning, from 10 PM Friday to 4 AM PST Sunday. * IMPACTS...Visibilities may drop below 1/4 mile due to falling and blowing snow. The strong winds and weight of snow on tree limbs may down power lines and could cause sporadic power outages. Travel could be very difficult. Strong winds could cause extensive damage to trees and power lines. Roads, and especially bridges and overpasses, will likely become slick and hazardous.

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Area
Southwestern Humboldt

Winter Storm Warning

Winter Storm Warning issued February 29 at 1:50PM PST until March 3 at 10:00AM PST by NWS Eureka CA

...STRONG WINTER STORM THROUGH SUNDAY... * WHAT...Heavy snow above 2500 feet through Friday. 16 to 24 inches expected on high mountain passes. Then heavy snow above 1000 feet through Sunday. 20 to 30 inches of additional snowfall on high passes. Lighter snow of 2 to 4 inches as low as 500 feet. Winds gusting up to 45 mph. * WHERE...Humboldt Interior. * WHEN...Until 10 AM PST Sunday. * IMPACTS...Visibilities may drop below 1/4 mile due to falling and blowing snow. The strong winds and weight of snow on tree limbs may down power lines and could cause sporadic power outages. Travel could be very difficult to impossible. Tire chains may be necessary if travelling through mountain passes. Gusty winds could bring down tree branches.

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Area
Northern Humboldt Interior; Southern Humboldt Interior

Winter Storm Warning

Winter Storm Warning issued February 29 at 1:50PM PST until March 3 at 10:00AM PST by NWS Eureka CA

...STRONG WINTER STORM THROUGH SUNDAY... * WHAT...Heavy snow for elevations above 1500 feet. 8 to 24 inches for high mountain passes over 3 days. 3 to 8 inches of snow along valley bottoms late Friday through Sunday. Gusts up to 40 mph on high ridges. * WHERE...Trinity County. * WHEN...Until 10 AM PST Sunday. * IMPACTS...Visibilities may drop below 1/4 mile due to falling and blowing snow. The strong winds and weight of snow on tree limbs may down power lines and could cause sporadic power outages. Travel could be very difficult to impossible. Tire chains may be necessary if travelling through mountain passes.

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Area
Northern Trinity; Southern Trinity

Winter Storm Warning

Winter Storm Warning issued February 29 at 1:50PM PST until March 3 at 10:00AM PST by NWS Eureka CA

...STRONG WINTER STORM THROUGH SUNDAY... * WHAT...Heavy snow above 2000 feet through Friday. 5 to 15 inches expected on high mountains. Then heavy snow above 1000 feet through Sunday. 8 to 15 inches of additional snowfall on high passes. Lighter snow of 1 to 3 inches as low as 500 feet. Winds gusting up to 50 mph on high ridges. * WHERE...Northeastern Mendocino Interior and Northern Lake. * WHEN...Until 10 AM PST Sunday. * IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult to impossible. Tire chains may be necessary if travelling through mountain passes. Gusty winds could bring down tree branches.

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Area
Northeastern Mendocino Interior; Northern Lake County

Winter Storm Warning

Winter Storm Warning issued February 29 at 1:50PM PST until March 3 at 10:00AM PST by NWS Eureka CA

...STRONG WINTER STORM THROUGH SUNDAY... * WHAT...Heavy snow above 1500 feet through Friday. 10 to 20 inches expected on high mountain passes. Then heavy snow above 1000 feet through Sunday. 20 to 30 inches of additional snowfall on high passes. Lighter snow of 2 to 4 inches as low as 500 feet. Winds gusting up to 50 mph on high ridges. * WHERE...Del Norte Interior. * WHEN...Until 10 AM PST Sunday. * IMPACTS...Visibilities may drop below 1/4 mile due to falling and blowing snow. The strong winds and weight of snow on tree limbs may down power lines and could cause sporadic power outages. Travel could be very difficult to impossible. Tire chains may be necessary if travelling through mountain passes. Gusty winds could bring down tree branches.

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Del Norte Interior

Winter Storm Watch

Winter Storm Watch issued February 29 at 1:42PM PST until March 3 at 10:00AM PST by NWS Los Angeles/Oxnard CA

* WHAT...Strong winds and moderate snow possible. Total snow accumulations 6 to 12 inches for elevations above 6,500 feet, and 3 to 6 inches between 5,500 and 6,500 feet. Peak southwest winds of 25 to 40 mph with gusts to 65 mph possible, strongest Saturday. * WHERE...Eastern San Gabriel Mountains. * WHEN...From Friday evening through Sunday morning. * IMPACTS...Hazardous driving conditions expected with icy roads and reduced visibilities due to blowing snow. Strong winds may down trees and cause power outages. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Although snow totals and intensity will be light to moderate, the presence of snow with the potential for strong damaging winds brings the potential for Winter Storm Warning conditions. As a result, this Watch has been issued.

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Area
Eastern San Gabriel Mountains

Winter Weather Advisory

Winter Weather Advisory issued February 29 at 1:42PM PST until March 3 at 10:00AM PST by NWS Los Angeles/Oxnard CA

* WHAT...Moderate snow expected. Total snow accumulations 4 to 8 inches for elevations above 5,500 feet. Peak southwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 50 mph, strongest Saturday. * WHERE...Northern Ventura County Mountains. * WHEN...From noon Friday to 10 AM PST Sunday. * IMPACTS...Hazardous driving conditions expected with icy roads and reduced visibilities due to blowing snow.

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Area
Northern Ventura County Mountains

Winter Storm Warning

Winter Storm Warning issued February 29 at 1:01PM PST until March 2 at 4:00PM PST by NWS Reno NV

* WHAT...Heavy snow. Snow accumulations between 6 and 12 inches. Winds gusting as high as 70 mph. * WHERE...In California, Surprise Valley California. In Nevada, Northern Washoe County. * WHEN...From 10 PM this evening to 4 PM PST Saturday. * IMPACTS...Roads will likely become slick and hazardous. The strong winds and weight of snow on tree limbs may down power lines and could cause sporadic power outages. Travel could be very difficult with periods of whiteout conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the Friday morning and evening commutes. The highest snow totals will be in the Surprise Valley and north of Gerlach.

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Area
Surprise Valley California; Northern Washoe County

Blizzard Warning

Blizzard Warning issued February 29 at 1:01PM PST until March 3 at 4:00AM PST by NWS Reno NV

* WHAT...Blizzard conditions likely, particularly from Friday evening through Saturday morning. Snow accumulations of 2 to 5 feet for Plumas, Sierra and western Lassen Counties, 6 to 18 inches along Highway 395 in Lassen County. Localized amounts of 5 to 10 feet near Lassen Park, Yuba Pass, and Lake Davis. Winds gusting as high as 70 mph. * WHERE...Lassen-Eastern Plumas-Eastern Sierra Counties. * WHEN...Until 4 AM PST Sunday. * IMPACTS...Whiteout conditions with near zero visibility at times due to blowing snow. The strong winds and weight of snow on tree limbs may down power lines and could cause sporadic power outages. Whiteout conditions are expected and will make travel treacherous and potentially life-threatening.

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Lassen-Eastern Plumas-Eastern Sierra Counties

Blizzard Warning

Blizzard Warning issued February 29 at 1:01PM PST until March 3 at 10:00AM PST by NWS Reno NV

* WHAT...Blizzard conditions likely, particularly from Friday night through Saturday. Snow accumulations of 1 to 3 feet for communities along Highway 395 except up to 5 feet in June Lakes and Mammoth Lakes. Along the Sierra Crest, 5 to 8 feet expected. Winds gusting as high as 75 mph in the lower elevations and above 120 mph over Sierra ridges. * WHERE...Mono County. * WHEN...From 4 PM this afternoon to 10 AM PST Sunday. * IMPACTS...Whiteout conditions with near zero visibility at times due to blowing snow. The strong winds and weight of snow on tree limbs may down power lines and could cause sporadic power outages. Whiteout conditions are expected and will make travel treacherous and potentially life-threatening.

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Mono

Blizzard Warning

Blizzard Warning issued February 29 at 1:01PM PST until March 3 at 10:00AM PST by NWS Reno NV

* WHAT...Blizzard conditions likely, particularly from Friday evening through Saturday morning. Snow accumulations between 3 and 6 feet for Lake Tahoe communities, with 6 to 10 feet above 7000 feet. Winds gusting to 70 mph in lower elevations and above 115 mph over Sierra ridges. * WHERE...Greater Lake Tahoe Area. * WHEN...Until 10 AM PST Sunday. * IMPACTS...Whiteout conditions with near zero visibility at times due to blowing snow. The strong winds and weight of snow on tree limbs may down power lines and could cause sporadic power outages. Whiteout conditions are expected and will make travel treacherous and potentially life-threatening.

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Area
Greater Lake Tahoe Area; Greater Lake Tahoe Area

Avalanche Watch

Avalanche Watch issued February 29 at 9:55AM PST by NWS Las Vegas NV

AVAVEF The Eastern Sierra Avalanche Center in Mammoth Lakes has issued a Backcountry Avalanche Watch for the following areas: the Eastern Sierra in Mono County and the Eastern Sierra in Inyo County * WHAT...The avalanche danger is expected to rise to HIGH at all elevations on Friday, March 1, 2024. Very dangerous avalanche conditions are expected from Friday afternoon through Sunday morning. * WHERE...The eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountain range between Virgina Lakes on the north to Bishop Creek on the south. * WHEN...In effect Thursday 7:00 AM PST to Sunday 7:00 AM PST. * IMPACTS...Intense snowfall and extreme winds will overload the snowpack. Expect widespread areas of unstable snow. Traveling in mountainous areas will be difficult and very dangerous.

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Area
Eastern Sierra Slopes of Inyo County

Avalanche Watch

Avalanche Watch issued February 29 at 8:38AM PST by NWS Las Vegas NV

AVAVEF The Eastern Sierra Avalanche Center in Mammoth Lakes has issued a Backcountry Avalanche Watch for the following areas: the Eastern Sierra in Mono County and the Eastern Sierra in Inyo County * WHAT...The avalanche danger is expected to rise to HIGH at all elevations on Friday, March 1, 2024. Very dangerous avalanche conditions are expected from Friday afternoon through Sunday morning. * WHERE...The eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountain range between Virgina Lakes on the north to Bishop Creek on the south. * WHEN...In effect Thursday 7:00 AM PST to Sunday 7:00 AM PST. * IMPACTS...Intense snowfall and extreme winds will overload the snowpack. Expect widespread areas of unstable snow. Traveling in mountainous areas will be difficult and very dangerous.

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Area
Eastern Sierra Slopes of Inyo County

Avalanche Watch

Avalanche Watch issued February 29 at 6:51AM PST by NWS Reno NV

AVAREV The following message is transmitted at the request of the Eastern Sierra Avalanche Center. The Eastern Sierra Avalanche Center in Mammoth Lakes has issued a BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE WATCH for the following areas: NWS Las Vegas NV - CA-519 (Eastern Sierra in Inyo County) NWS Reno NV - CA-073 (Eastern Sierra in Mono County) * WHAT...The avalanche danger is expected to rise to HIGH at all elevations on Friday, 3/1/24. Very dangerous avalanche conditions are expected from Friday afternoon through Sunday morning. * WHERE...The eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountain range between Virginia Lakes to the north and Bishop Creek to the south. * WHEN...In effect from Thu 07:00 PST to Sun 07:00 PST. * IMPACTS...Intense snowfall and extreme winds will overload the snowpack. Expect widespread areas of unstable snow. Traveling in mountainous areas will be difficult and very dangerous. * PRECAUTIONARY / PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...Very dangerous avalanche conditions are expected to develop by Friday afternoon, 3/1/2024. Anticipate avoiding all avalanche terrain as the storm intensifies. Avalanche danger is expected to peak on Saturday morning, 3/2/24, but heavy snow will continue through Sunday morning, 3/3/24. Visit esavlanche.org for more information. Consult http://www.esavalanche.org/ or www.avalanche.org for more detailed information. Similar avalanche danger may exist at locations outside the coverage area of this or any avalanche center.

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Area
Mono

Avalanche Watch

Avalanche Watch issued February 29 at 6:47AM PST by NWS Las Vegas NV

AVAVEF The Eastern Sierra Avalanche Center in Mammoth Lakes has issued a Backcountry Avalanche Watch for the following areas: the Eastern Sierra in Mono County and the Eastern Sierra in Inyo County * WHAT...The avalanche danger is expected to rise to HIGH at all elevations on Friday, March 1, 2024. Very dangerous avalanche conditions are expected from Friday afternoon through Sunday morning. * WHERE...The eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountain range between Virgina Lakes on the north to Bishop Creek on the south. * WHEN...In effect Thursday 7:00 AM PST to Sunday 7:00 AM PST. * IMPACTS...Intense snowfall and extreme winds will overload the snowpack. Expect widespread areas of unstable snow. Traveling in mountainous areas will be difficult and very dangerous.

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Area
Eastern Sierra Slopes of Inyo County
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