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Calaveras County Sheriff's Office
Thursday January 19th, 2012 :: 01:00 p.m. PST

Advisory

Hazardous Weather Outlook in effect for Calaveras area through early next week. Drive safe. Be prepared.

National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook and Special Weather Statement for Northern California (including Calaveras County) through early next week.

A series of winter storms continue to impact Northern California through early next week.

Impacts include:
*Oil has had a few months to accumulate on roadways. Rainfall on these roads will cause slicker than usual conditions.
*Breezy winds combined with periods of moderate rain may lead to small tree branches downed and possibly local power outages.
*Ponding of water on roadways will be possible in periods of moderate to heavy rainfall.
*Heavy snowfall over the mountains may lead to travel delays...chain controls...or possibly road closures.

The latest system will move through the area today. Most areas should begin to see precipitation around midday and continue through the evening. Periods of moderate rainfall and breezy southeast winds are expected with generally 0.25 to 0.50 inches of rain in the valley. Moderate to heavy snow above 5500 feet will impact travel across the sierra.

The next system will traverse across the region Friday evening into Saturday. This storm appears to be the strongest of the bunch with breezy winds and decent rain amounts in the valley..0.40 to 1.20 inches possible from Stockton on the low end to Redding on the high end. Additionally, heavy snowfall will be possible above 6500 feet...likely impacting weekend travel.

Travelers and outdoor recreationalists should be prepared for the change to colder and wetter weather through Saturday. Roadways will likely be slick...so slow down and allow plenty of space ahead of you. If traveling into the mountains carry chains, extra food, and warm clothing and expect possible travel delays.

The latest weather information is available on the Internet at: www.weather.gov/sacramento

Address/Location
Calaveras County Sheriff's Office
Jeff Tuttle Dr
San Andreas, CA 95249

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 209-754-6500

Rachelle Whiting
Office of Emergency Services
rwhiting@co.calaveras.ca.us
209-754-6674

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