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Sunday, November 17, 2013

NWS: NORTHERN CALIFORNIA WIDESPREAD WARM WET STORM LIKELY MONDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY #CaWx


Special Weather Statement

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
355 AM PST SUN NOV 17 2013

CAZ013>019-063-064-066>069-180100-
SHASTA LAKE AREA / NORTHERN SHASTA COUNTY-
BURNEY BASIN / EASTERN SHASTA COUNTY-NORTHERN SACRAMENTO VALLEY-
CENTRAL SACRAMENTO VALLEY-SOUTHERN SACRAMENTO VALLEY-
CARQUINEZ STRAIT AND DELTA-NORTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY-
MOUNTAINS SOUTHWESTERN SHASTA COUNTY TO NORTHERN LAKE COUNTY-
CLEAR LAKE/SOUTHERN LAKE COUNTY-
NORTHEAST FOOTHILLS/SACRAMENTO VALLEY-MOTHERLODE-
WESTERN PLUMAS COUNTY/LASSEN PARK-
WEST SLOPE NORTHERN SIERRA NEVADA-
355 AM PST SUN NOV 17 2013

...WIDESPREAD WET STORM LIKELY MONDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY...

*  IMPACTS: WARMER STORM WITH WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS LIMITED TO
   SIERRA PASSES. WIDESPREAD RAIN AND FALLEN LEAVES MAY LEAD TO
   SLICK ROADS AND CLOGGED DRAINS.

*  FORECAST CONFIDENCE: MEDIUM CONFIDENCE IN WIDESPREAD WET
   WEATHER AND TIMING/RAINFALL AMOUNTS.

*  TIMING: LIGHT PRECIPITATION MAY REACH THE REGION BY MONDAY
   NIGHT WITH SEVERAL WAVES OF HEAVIER PRECIPITATION THROUGH
   WEDNESDAY.

*  AMOUNTS: A QUARTER TO THREE QUARTERS OF AN INCH OF RAIN
   POSSIBLE IN THE CENTRAL VALLEY WITH WELL OVER AN INCH IN THE
   MOUNTAINS. SEVERAL INCHES OF WET SNOW POSSIBLE AT HIGH
   ELEVATIONS.

*  SYNOPSIS: A RELATIVELY WARM STORM WITH A SUBTROPICAL MOISTURE
   TAP MAY BRING WIDESPREAD PRECIPITATION TO THE AREA NEXT WEEK,
   WITH SNOWFALL LIMITED TO NEAR AND ABOVE PASS LEVELS. SNOW
   LEVELS MAY DROP THURSDAY AS A FINAL WAVE COMES THROUGH THE
   AREA.

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