I’m not trying to alarm you. I’m just trying to forewarn you.
The following update is from our Mi Wuk Sugar Pine Fire Protection District fire captain Chris Bandley and the National Weather Service.
|Cold Winter Storm with Heavy Snow Wednesday – Saturday|
Updates are Highlighted
- Significant travel delays, road closures, delayed school openings or school closures over the Sierra and into the foothills
- Whiteout conditions at times (added)
Timing and Strength
- Late Wednesday- Saturday
- One of the snowiest storms in past several years (added)
- 3 to 7 feet of snow accumulation over the high Sierra (see attached graphics)
- Up to 2 feet in some foothill locations (added)
- Snow levels 2500-4000 ft initially, lowering to 1500-2500 ft Friday
Active weather will continue this week with a strong storm system arriving late Wednesday with precipitation continuing into Saturday. The system will be snowier and just as cold as the last system. This storm combines cold air and a significant moisture supply to bring very heavy snow, down into low levels. Very significant impacts to travel across a wide range of elevations are expected.
END OF NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALERT
What I have to say to all residents, full and part time……
- Gather necessary supplies today
- Do you have enough fire wood?
- Do you have meals planned and groceries procured?
- Is your snow removal equipment in order? Shovels? Snowblower? Perhaps a plow attached to a quad or regular street type vehicle?
- Are your water pipes protected?
- As my husband is saying, “Batten down your hatches and line up your ducks.”