Western U.S. Major Storm, Updated 5:20pm PST

The Amount of Snow Has Been Increased to
As Much as 12 Feet!

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Major Storm, Including Blizzard Conditions, in the West
Wind Gusts to 100 mph and Snows of More than Ten Feet Are Likely

Color codes:
  • Orange = blizzard warning
  • Pink = winter storm warning 
  • Gold and Brown  = high wind watches/warnings 
  • Green = flood watch
  • Dark Blue = winter storm watch 
  • Purple = winter weather advisory
  • Light Brown = wind advisory 
All travel in the Sierra should be completed by 9am tomorrow (Thursday) due to extreme snowfalls (more than 10 feet in some areas) and high winds. That is why the rare blizzard warning is out.

Radar at 12:22pm PST:

Total Precipitation (rain and the moisture in snow) now until Monday morning:
Note the 10+ inches of rain amounts on the California-Oregon border. More than ten feet of snow is likely in the Sierra resulting in road closures including, perhaps, Interstate 80.  The precipitation is expected to continue beyond Monday morning.  


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