Winter Storm Warning for snow Dec. 22-23 in Mt. Shasta area

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

A National Weather Service Winter Storm Warning is forecasting 4 to 8 inches of snow between 2,500 and 3,500 feet elevations in the Mt. Shasta area from 10 p.m. Thursday to 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23.

As much as 8 to 14 inches of snow could fall above 3,500 feet, according to the Warning, which forecasts the heaviest snow amounts to fall from Friday morning to Friday afternoon.

Locations expected to be affected include Interstate 5 between Dunsmuir and Weed, McCloud, Highways 89 and 97, Highway 3 at Scott Mountain Pass and Forest Mountain Summit, and Etna Pass.

A NWS Winter Storm Warning means that severe winter weather is likely, poses a threat to life and property, and encourages those in the area to “take protective action now.”

The NWS suggests that the safest place to be during a winter storm is indoors, but if you must travel keep tire chains, a flashlight, blankets, food, water, medications, and a fully charged phone with you.