The Mt. Shasta area may see up to two feet of snow fall today and tomorrow, according to a Winter Storm Warning issued by the National Weather Service.

A strong winter storm is predicted to move into the region this afternoon, bring ing strong winds and heavy snow. Snow levels will fall to approximately 1,500 feet this afternoon and between 500 and 1,000 feet by Wednesday morning, Feb. 29.

Heaviest accumulations will be above 2,500 feet in western and central Siskiyou County with storm totals near two feet, according to the NWS.
Mount Shasta City will see totals of one to two feet, the Warning states.
Lower elevations between 1,000 and 2,500 feet will see totals in the six to 12 inch range.

In addition, strong south winds of 35 to 45 miles per hour are predicted, with gusts in excess of 60 miles per hour over the ridges.

The NWS warns the heavy wet snow “may cause tree limbs to break and cause power outages.” They also warn of blowing snow that may reduce visibilities and create near whiteout conditions, especially on Highway 89 and Interstate 5 in the Mount Shasta area.

To see the warning and for a detailed weather forecast for your specific area, go to www.weather.gov and plug in your zip code.