Storm Watch issued for Eastern Sierra Slopes

Expect a rapid change from unseasonably warm weather Tuesday to significant snowfall Wednesday into Thursday.

WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON ABOVE 6000 FEET

* WHAT…Heavy snow possible above 6000 feet. Total snow accumulations of 8 to 16 inches possible, with the heaviest amounts above 7500 feet.

* WHERE…In Nevada, Sheep Range and Spring Mountains-Red Rock Canyon. In California, Eastern Sierra Slopes and White Mountains of Inyo County.

* WHEN…From late Tuesday night through Thursday afternoon.

* IMPACTS…Travel could be very difficult to impossible. Anyone hiking or engaging in other outdoor mountain recreation will be at risk of being trapped by the sudden change in weather.

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts. Log on to sierrawave.net or tune in to Alt 92.5 for the latest weather updates.

 

 

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