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A low pressure system is headed our way with rain and snow predicted. Are you ready?

New Year Brings Rain and Snow With It

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIESThe National Weather Service Hanford Office is predicting the first of two storm systems this week will bring snow and rain to our area Tuesday night into Thursday morning. The second system will begin impacting the area on Saturday morning through Sunday night. Snow levels will be lower than the first storm, beginning at 4,000 feet and dropping to 3,000.

A low pressure system will impact Central California tonight into Thursday morning. This will result in rain in the San Joaquin Valley and snow in the Sierra Nevada. Snow levels will start at around 5,000 feet tonight, before dropping to about 4,000 feet Wednesday. The majority of this precipitation will fall tonight and Wednesday morning.

A Winter Weather Advisory will be in effect for the Sierra Nevada from 10 PM PST this evening.  It will expire at 4 AM PST Thursday morning. A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of snow may cause travel difficulties. If you plan to travel, consider alternate strategies. If you must travel, remember to carry tire chains, plenty of food, a good deal of water, warm clothing, and a flashlight in your vehicle.

The second of the two storms will begin to impact the area Saturday morning through Sunday evening. While storm totals will be lower than the first storm, snow levels will be lower as well, starting at 4,000 feet and then lowering to around 3,000 feet by Sunday evening.

As always, Sierra News Online will be here reporting on road conditions and closures, power outages and any other emergencies related to these upcoming storms. Stay tuned and stay safe!


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