Pacific Storm Brings Winter Back to West

By | January 23, 2012

The remnants of a Pacific storm that moved into the West are continuing to create weather hazards and bring back winter-like conditions following a long period of warm weather throughout the region today into tonight, according to the National Weather Service.

Between 1 and 6 inches snowfall is likely from Wyoming to the mountains of New Mexico on Tuesday as the storm sails moves through the Southwest.

NWS is reporting periods of heavy snow will occur through today along the Eastern Sierra slopes, “with lesser amounts expected over the mountains of Southern Nevada and Northwest Arizona today and this evening.”

NWS expects clearing later in the night.

Heavy snow is also expected for portions of the Western Nevada through the day, with snow levels at or below 5000 feet, meaning slick and icy roads will impact travel in the and the commute across western Nevada, according to NWS.

NWS also issued a flood advisory for areas near streams and rivers in Southern Sacramento Valley, including Marysville, Sacramento, Elk Grove, Woodland, Rumsey Davis and the Carquinez strait and Delta. A flood advisory also remains in effect Southern San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties, although rain rates had lowered to less than one-quarter inch per hour in most locations.

A wind advisory was in effect for the morning for the West Central San Joaquin Valley with southeast winds at 15 to 30 mph with gusts to around 45 mph.

Topics Windstorm Nevada

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