Motherlode Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Special Statement
Statement as of 1:03 PM PST on November 26, 2014

...Wet system to impact Thanksgiving weekend into early next week...

.Impacts... *rain and snow expected for late Friday through the weekend into early next week causing difficulties for Holiday travel.

*Fallen leaves may lead to clogged drains and localized flooding.

*Burn scar areas may be susceptible to debris flows.

.Timing and strength... *dry weather...mild temperatures...and patchy valley fog through Thanksgiving.

*Wet weather likely late Friday into early next week.

*Snow levels (~6000 feet) for the weekend.

*Possibility for light to moderate snow accumulations in the Sierra and southern Cascade ranges.

.Confidence... *high confidence for wet weather into early next week.

*Medium confidence in lowering snow levels and moderate snow accumulations.

.Weather summary... *high pressure will maintain dry and mild weather through Thanksgiving. The first of a series of storms will bring wet weather starting late Friday. Widespread precipitation is expected through the weekend into early next week. Although the second system may be delayed into early next week. Snow over the passes will likely impact a busy travel weekend.