Weather Service Report


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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
936 PM PST WED JAN 18 2017

...SNOW AND GUSTY WINDS EXPECTED IN THE MOUNTAINS OF VENTURA AND
LOS ANGELES COUNTIES LATE THIS EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING...

.TWO STORMS WILL BRING PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW TO THE HIGHER
ELEVATIONS OF THE MOUNTAINS BEGINNING LATE TONIGHT. SEVERAL
INCHES OF SNOW ARE POSSIBLE...MAINLY ABOVE 7000 FEET...TONIGHT
THROUGH MID-DAY THURSDAY. LIGHTER AMOUNTS ARE POSSIBLE AS LOW AS
4500 FEET.

THE SECOND STORM WILL GENERATE ANOTHER ROUND OF HEAVY SNOW FRIDAY
WITH SEVERAL MORE INCHES POSSIBLE AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS AND LIGHT
ACCUMULATIONS DOWN TO 4000 FEET EARLY SATURDAY.

A THIRD AND STORM IS EXPECTED SUNDAY INTO MONDAY THAT SHOULD
BRING ADDITIONAL SNOW.

CAZ053-054-191300-
/O.CON.KLOX.WS.W.0001.000000T0000Z-170121T1700Z/
VENTURA COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
LOS ANGELES COUNTY MOUNTAINS EXCLUDING THE SANTA MONICA RANGE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LOCKWOOD VALLEY...MOUNT PINOS...ACTON...
MOUNT WILSON...SANDBERG
936 PM PST WED JAN 18 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM PST
SATURDAY...

* TIMING...PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH MID-DAY
  THURSDAY...HEAVIEST AFTER MIDNIGHT. SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS WILL
  LINGER THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING. A SECOND STORM WILL BRING MORE
  HEAVY SNOW FRIDAY INTO EARLY SATURDAY.

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS 6000 TO 6500 FEET THIS EVENING AND
  AGAIN FRIDAY...LOWERING TO 4500 TO 5000 FEET EARLY THURSDAY AND
  DOWN TO 3500 TO 4000 FEET LATE FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY
  MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...5 TO 10 INCHES ABOVE 6000 FEET WITH EACH OF
  THE FIRST TWO STORMS THURSDAY AND FRIDAY. LIGHT ACCUMULATIONS
  ARE POSSIBLE AS LOW AS 4000 FEET THURSDAY AND SATURDAY.

* WINDS...SOUTH WINDS 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 55 MPH THROUGH 
  THURSDAY MORNING...THEN AGAIN ON FRIDAY. 

* IMPACTS...PERIODS OF SNOW...GUSTY WINDS...AND LOW VISIBILITIES 
  MAKE FOR DANGEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS AND COULD LEAD TO TRAVEL 
  PROBLEMS ON HIGHER MOUNTAIN ROADS. 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

ONLY TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL... CHECK THE
LATEST ROAD REPORTS BEFORE DEPARTING. KEEP AN EMERGENCY KIT IN
YOUR VEHICLE WHICH INCLUDES A FLASHLIGHT... FOOD AND WATER...
EXTRA CLOTHES AND BLANKETS... AND TIRE CHAINS.

&&

$$

HALL

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