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California, Motherlode

Special Statement

Statement as of 2:25 PM PDT on April 23, 2014

Expires 8:00 AM EDT on April 24, 2014

... Colder Pacific storm late Thursday into early Saturday...

* impacts: chain requirements possible with accumulating snow over
trans-Sierra mountain passes late Thursday through early
Saturday. Thunderstorms possible Friday with heavy rain, small
hail, and gusty wind.

* Confidence: high in timing. Medium in precipitation amounts and
thunderstorm potential.

* Timing: light precipitation is possible over Shasta County and
the coastal mountains Thursday. Precipitation then increases and
spreads over all of interior northern California late Thursday
into Friday. Best thunderstorm chances are Friday into Friday
evening. Decreasing showers Saturday with lingering chances
mainly over the mountains through the weekend.

* Snow levels: initially around 6000 to 7000 feet Thursday into
Thursday night... lowering to 4500 to 5500 feet Friday then 3500
to 4500 feet by early Saturday.

* Precipitation amounts: generally around half an inch or less in
the Central Valley with higher amounts possible in the foothills
and mountains and with thunderstorms. Snow amounts from 6 to 12
inches over the higher mountain terrain.

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