Winter weather advisory posted for periods of heavy snow
Some snow has fallen Thursday morning, Nov. 29, as low as the city of Mt. Shasta, and the National Weather Service has posted a Winter Weather Advisory based on a forecast of periods of heavy snow in the Mt. Shasta area.
Heavy snow is expected above 5,000 feet Thursday morning in the Mt. Shasta area, and heavy snow is possible above 2,500 feet Friday night through Saturday, according to the NWS in Medford, Ore.
From Friday night through Saturday, snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches are possible between 3,500 and 4,500 feet, and 8 to as much as 15 inches above 4,500 feet.
“Friday evening through Saturday a strong cold front and associated area of cold low pressure will move in from the northwest bringing periods of heavy snowfall with lower snow levels across portions of southwest Oregon and northern California,” NWS reports.
The advisory includes the following:
• What? Heavy, wet snow is expected from around 4,500 feet upward this morning. Total snow accumulations today above 5,000 foot elevations are expected to be 4 to 8 inches, with lighter amounts below that elevation. Colder snow is expected to fall Friday evening through Saturday, with
• Where? The Mount Shasta Ski Park Road and the Everitt Memorial Highway today. Snowmans Summit on Highway 89 will see a period of heavy wet snow early this morning, but most accumulation should be above that summit’s elevation. Snowman Summit on Highway 89 is expected to be significantly affected Friday evening through Saturday.
NWS suggests planning on difficult travel conditions above 5,000 feet Thursday, while Friday evening through Saturday morning travel is expected to become very difficult, at times, above 4,500 feet.
The complete advisory is posted at: https://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=CAZ082&warncounty=CAC093&firewxzone=CAZ282&local_place1=Mt%20Shasta%20CA&product1=Winter+Weather+Advisory&lat=41.3282&lon=-122.3258#.XAAkDZPYpGM