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Winter Storm Warning

Updated:Wed 18-Jan-17 07:08pm PST
Effective:Wed 18-Jan-17 07:08pm PST
Expires:Sat 21-Jan-17 10:00am PST

Areas affected: Spring Mountains-Red Rock Canyon
Instructions: Check road conditions before departing and stay up to date on the latest forecast. Use caution when prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities.

Message summary: .two pacific storms will bring significant snow to elevations above 5000 feet in southeast california...southern nevada and northwest arizona through friday. Another storm will bring the potential for additional snow to the region sunday into monday.
...winter storm warning remains in effect until 10 am pst saturday...
* timing...snow will begin over the spring mountains late this evening...peak early thursday morning through early afternoon...then taper off thursday evening. After a break thursday night snow will then begin increasing again mid-day friday...peak once more friday evening...then taper off again saturday morning.
* snow level...falling to 4500 to 5000 feet overnight tonight.
* total snow accumulations... For the first storm...trace to 4 inches above 5000 feet...3 to 8 inches above 6000 feet...8 to 15 inches above 8000 feet. Locally higher amounts possible in the spring mountains above 8000 feet. Similar if not higher amounts are expected with the second storm on friday.
* winds...south 15 to 25 mph with gusts 30 to 40 mph.
* impacts...snowfall will create difficult travel conditions in the mountains due to slick roads and low visibility. Road restrictions or closures may be needed. This includes kyle and lee canyons in the spring mountains. State route 160 near mountain springs may also see some light snow accumulation.

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Source: NWS Watches, Warnings or Advisories for zone NVZ019 new window

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