Winter Storm Warning in South Central California

This alert expired on January 29, 2021 at 10:00:00 AM PST
National Weather Service
Alert area: Central Sierra; North Kings River; Sequoia Kings

Posted January 29, 2021 at 1:50:00 AM PST


* WHAT...Additional snowfall of 10 to 18 inches above 7,000 feet.
Additional snowfall of 8 to 15 inches from 5,000 feet to 7,000
feet. Additional snowfall of 4 to 8 inches from 3,500 feet to
5,000 feet.

* WHERE...Sierra Nevada.

* WHEN...Until 10 AM PST.

* IMPACTS...Travel will be extremely difficult or nearly
impossible. Strong winds may blow down power lines and trees.
Visibilities will be reduced in heavy snow and blowing snow.
Whiteout conditions are likely at times.

Recommended actions

If you must travel, remember to carry tire chains, plenty of
food, a good deal of water, and warm clothing in your vehicle.
Keep an extra flashlight handy.
The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can
be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Ways to prepare and stay safe now

  • During
    Stay indoors during the storm.
    Prolonged exposure to cold can cause hypothermia.
    Walk and drive carefully on icy sidewalks and roads.
    Many injuries and accidents are caused by slippery conditions.
    Before driving, let someone know your destination, route, and expected time of arrival.
    If your car gets stuck, it’ll be easier to find you.
    If you lose feeling and color in your nose, ears, hands, or feet, cover the exposed area, avoid rubbing your skin, and seek medical help immediately.
    You may have frostbite.
    When shoveling snow, take breaks and lift lighter loads.
    Working too hard can lead to heart attacks.
    Stay dry.
    Wet clothes make you lose body heat, increasing your risk of hypothermia.

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