Statement as of 2:26 PM PDT on March 18, 2018
Expires 9:00 AM EDT on March 19, 2018
... Another series of storm systems this week...
*localized urban and flood stream flooding possible this week.
*Chain controls and hazardous travel across Sierra passes,
especially late this week.
*Localized power outages due to gusty winds and downed trees.
.Timing and strength...
*tuesday through Friday
*initially higher snow levels, then lowering Thursday through
*1 to 2 inches of rain possible in the valley, 2 to 6 inches
over the mountains.
*12 to 48 inches of snow possible over higher Sierra passes.
California has a couple days break in between storm systems. The
next storm system is already on our doorstep, with light
precipitation expected to begin across the region on Tuesday. The
period of heaviest precipitation and gusty winds is currently
projected to be Wednesday through Thursday. Snow levels will start
out initially rather high, but colder air will arrive late this
week, and another round of heavy snow is expected for late this