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Chico, California

Lat: 39.75N, Lon: 121.81W
Wx Zone: CAZ016

Expires:201711240000;Remove:201711240000;813709 WWUS86 KSTO 222254 SPSSTO Special Weather Statement National Weather Service Sacramento CA 254 PM PST Wed Nov 22 2017 CAZ013>019-063-064-066>069-240000- Shasta Lake Area / Northern Shasta County- Burney Basin / Eastern Shasta County-Northern Sacramento Valley- Central Sacramento Valley-Southern Sacramento Valley- Carquinez Strait and Delta-Northern San Joaquin Valley- Mountains Southwestern Shasta County to Northern Lake County- Clear Lake/Southern Lake County- Northeast Foothills/Sacramento Valley-Motherlode- Western Plumas County/Lassen Park- West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada- Including the cities of Shasta Dam, Burney, Redding, Red Bluff, Chico, Oroville, Marysville/Yuba City, Sacramento, Fairfield/Suisun, Stockton, Modesto, Alder Springs, Lakeport, Paradise, Grass Valley, Jackson, Chester, Quincy, and Blue Canyon 254 PM PST Wed Nov 22 2017 A couple weak systems will bring light rain, mainly north of I80 for Thanksgiving and again Friday night into Saturday. More widespread rain is expected with another mild system early Sunday. A colder storm system is expected to move across the region late Sunday into early Monday, bringing mountain snow. Snow levels will initially be above pass levels with this event but will drop to 4000-5000 feet by Monday morning, causing travel problems. Impacts: Motorists traveling into the mountains Sunday night into early Monday should be prepared for winter weather conditions at times. Slick roads are possible at lower elevations from wet leaves and clogged drains. Precipitation Totals: Thanksgiving through Saturday: A third of an inch of rain over the northern Sacramento Valley, a few hundredths of an inch for the central to southern Sacramento Valley. A tenth to 3 quarters of an inch in the mountains. Sunday into Monday: A quarter of inch to 3 quarters of an inch of rain for the Valley, around 1 inch for the foothills with 1 to 2 inches possible in the mountains. Above 7000 feet, 2 to 5 inches of snow accumulation with greater amounts possible over higher peaks. Winds: Southerly wind gusts up to 25 mph in the Sacramento Valley and 50 mph over the crest on Sunday. Additional information and updates can be found at and our facebook page at NWSSacramento and @NWSSacramento on Twitter. $$