Sacramento National Weather Service Issues Statement for ‘Dangerous’ Travel Conditions Due to Snow and Cold


The Sacramento, CA office of the National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a statement and graphic on their web page saying:

“Dangerous mountain travel expected Today – Wednesday morning due to heavy snow and strong winds. Mountain travel is HIGHLY DISCOURAGED during this time! If you have travel plans, now is the time to prepare for winter travel conditions or adjust travel plans.”

Meanwhile, CBS News in San Francisco posted a story Sierra braces for blizzard conditions; 4 feet of snow, possibility of thundersnow saying:

“The majority of the guidance shows the storm finally exiting to the east on Wednesday, leaving behind lingering snow showers and  plenty of cold air,” forecasters said. “While highs Wednesday and Thursday will struggle to reach the lower 30s near the Sierra, it will really be felt Wednesday and Thursday nights when less cloud cover and light winds are expected.”

“Lows in the single digits and teens are likely in most areas, with sub-zero temperatures in the colder Sierra valleys–especially if  meaningful snow cover is present.”

The California Department of Transportation has posted chain controls and many road closures in place all over the Sierra Nevada, and as seen in the head photo from a I-80 camera, Interstate 80 is bereft of its usual traffic.

Interstate 5, the other main traffic artery in Northern California, is now closed:


━ more like this

Northern China Endures Harshest Cold Since 1987 at -59.3°F

Electroverse reports: A harsh ‘cold wave’ has engulfed the Xinjiang region where a low of -48.6°C (-55.5°F) was observed on Monday. This is the coldest reading...

Significant Winter Storm Set to Snarl Travel in Northern California

The National Weather Service (NWS) in Sacramento has issued a winter storm warning for most Northern California mountain areas above 2000 feet saying, “Wednesday...

Freezing Temperatures, Hypothermia Killing Russian Invaders in Ukraine

Forbes writes that extreme cold and snow might be responsible for the deaths of more Russian troops this fall and winter in Ukraine than...

Winter Storm to Bring Significant Snow to the Oregon Cascades

The National Weather Service in Pendleton Oregon has issued a winter storm warning for 1PM Tuesday through Wednesday. Total snow accumulations of 8 to 14...

Fifty-Six Year High for Northern Hemisphere November Snow Extent

Data from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/Rutgers University Snow Lab show the snow extent for the Northern Hemisphere is at a 56 year...


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here