Winter Storm Watch

From the National Weather Service
STARTED:Thursday, Feb. 29 @ 10 a.m.
ENDED:Friday, March 1 @ 10 a.m.
AREAS:Northern Humboldt Interior; Southern Humboldt Interior


Monitor the latest forecasts for updates on this situation.

Persons should delay all travel if possible. If travel is absolutely necessary, drive with extreme caution and be prepared for sudden changes in visibility. Leave plenty of room between you and the motorist ahead of you, and allow extra time to reach your destination. Avoid sudden braking or acceleration, and be especially cautious on hills or when making turns. Make sure your car is winterized and in good working order.



.A strong snow storm will impact the area beginning early Thursday morning. Snow levels will start above 3000 feet but will gradually drop into the weekend. Snow levels will most likely drop below 1000 feet throughout the area by Saturday morning. Very heavy snow should be expected on highway passes especially in Humboldt, Del Norte, and Trinity Counties.

* WHAT…Heavy snow possible for elevations above 2000 feet. Total snow accumulations between 3 and 12 inches possible. Winds could gust as high as 55 mph.

* WHERE…Humboldt Interior.

* WHEN…From Thursday morning through Friday morning.

* IMPACTS…Visibilities may drop below 1/4 mile due to falling and blowing snow. The strong winds and weight of snow on tree limbs may down power lines and could cause sporadic power outages. Travel could be very difficult. Strong winds could cause extensive damage to trees and power lines.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Snow will continue into Saturday with snow levels falling to lower elevations.

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