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Winter Storm Warning In Effect Throughout Sierra Nevada

Randol White | Capital Public Radio
 
A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for Friday night through Sunday morning and covers much of the Sierra Nevada. The brunt of the snowfall is expected on Saturday.
 
Forecasters said Friday that the Sierra could get 8-to-12 inches of new snow above 3500 feet, with up to two feet at the highest elevations.
 
National Weather Service Meteorologist Travis Wilson said Friday that while we’re still early in the rainy season, this storm system will add to an already healthy snowpack.
 
“So far to this date, we are 197 percent of average, so we are far above average and this storm is certainly going to help us continue that trend,” said Wilson.
 
Wilson said the storm should start pushing through after 10:00 p.m. Friday, and is expected to begin easing early Sunday morning.
 
In addition to the snow, breezy to gusty winds may cause white-out conditions.
 
WIlson said if you have to travel this weekend, Sunday is your safest bet.