The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning and Winter Weather Advisory for moderate to heavy snow in the Mount Shasta area from 9 a.m. Thursday to 8 a.m. Friday, March 16.

The Mt. Shasta Ski Park states in its Thursday morning Snow Report that, if it snows as forecast, the Park will be “set up for some awesome conditions this week.”

Some snow fell Wednesday night and a light snow was falling early Thursday. Additional snow accumulations of 6 to 9 inches with localized amounts up to 13 inches are forecast in the warning area, which includes areas along Highway 89, including Snowman Summit and Dead Horse Summit.

The advisory is for areas from just south of Weed to Mount Shasta City and Dunsmuir, including Interstate 5. The forecast in that area is for 3 to 6 inches of snow with localized amounts up to 8 inches.

Snowfall will likely be heavy and wet, according to NWS, which may result in damage to trees and possible power outages. Snow covered roads are most likely during periods of heavier snow and also after dark this evening.

View the hazard area in detail at: www.wrh.noaa.gov/mfr/HAZARD

The Ski Park reported 3 inches of new snow in the past 24 hours, as of Thursday morning, and a snow depth of 28 inches at the top of Douglas.