10801788_805676179496584_806508390361018148_nWinter weather is on the way as a cool Pacific Storm system heads our way. We expect snow to fall down to 5000 feet by Tuesday night and Wednesday with 1 to 3 inches expected above that level and 4 to 7 inches above 6000 feet. Even higher amounts possible in the upper elevations of the Spring Mountains. Rain will fall below that in the valleys with 0.10″ to 0.30″ expected for the entire area. Most of the precipitation will begin early Wednesday morning.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS & LIMITED VISIBILITIES.& USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING. A COLD PACIFIC STORM WILL APPROACH THE REGION TONIGHT RESULTING IN INCREASING MTN SNOW ACROSS THE REGION. SNOW LEVELS INITIALLY NEAR 6000 FEET TONIGHT WILL FALL TO NEAR 5000 FEET BY WEDNESDAY.& LOCALLY AS LOW AS 4500 FEET. LIGHT SNOW AMOUNTS OF ONE TO THREE INCHES CAN BE EXPECTED BELOW 6000 FEET WITH GREATER ACCUMULATIONS ABOVE THAT LEVEL.  NORTHWEST PLATEAU-NORTHWEST DESERTS-EASTERN SIERRA SLOPES- SHEEP RANGE-SPRING MOUNTAINS-RED ROCK CANYON- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF.MT TRUMBULL.ASPENDELL. WHITNEY PORTAL.THE TOWN OF MT CHARLESTON 536 AM PST TUE DEC 16 2014 /636 AM MST TUE DEC 16 2014/ WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM PST /11 PM MST/ THIS EVENING TO 4 PM PST /5 PM MST/ WED ABOVE 5000 FEET. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY ABOVE 5000 FEET REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM PST /11 PM MST/ THIS EVENING TO 4 PM PST /5 PM MST/ WEDNESDAY FOR THE EASTERN SLOPES OF THE S. SIERRA OF INYO COUNTY.SPRING MOUNTAINS.SHEEP RANGE & MOHAVE COUNTY. * TIMING: A MORE PERSIST SNOW WILL DEVELOP THIS EVENING ACROSS THE  SIERRA & SPREAD EASTWARD ON WEDNESDAY. HEAVIEST SNOW WILL FALL  ACROSS THE SIERRA TONIGHT.THE SPRING & SHEEP RANGE WEDNESDAY  MORNING.& MOHAVE COUNTY MTNS WED AFTERNOON. * SNOW LEVEL: NEAR 6000 FEET TONIGHT FALLING TO 5000 FEET WEDNESDAY  MORNING. * TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 4 TO 7 INCHES ABOVE 6000 FEET WITH ONE  TO THREE INCHES BETWEEN 5000 & 6000 FEET. LOCALLY GREATER  ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE POSSIBLE ABOVE 8500 FEET IN THE SPRING  MOUNTAINS. * IMPACTS: SNOW COVERED ROADWAYS & PASSES CAN BE EXPECTED  ABOVE THE 5000 FOOT LEVEL WHICH WILL MAKE TRAVEL DIFFICULT  & DANGEROUS. ROADWAYS IMPACTED INCLUDE HIGHWAY 160 NEAR  MTN SPRINGS.HUALAPAI MTN ROAD NEAR KINGMAN.AND  PARTS OF INTERSTATE 40 IN EASTERN MOHAVE COUNTY.

 

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