Blizzard Continues in the Sierra Nevada Mountains Jan 10, 2017

Heavy snow and strong winds continue in parts of California. Blinding snow coupled with strong winds are producing blizzard conditions in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

Many roads have been closed, including I-80. Travel is nearly impossible in some areas due to low visibility with blowing and drifting snow from the strong winds.

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More than 2 feet has already been reported along some ski slopes. As of this morning, some of the highest mountain peak have seen more than 3 feet in only 24 hours.

Several areas will see well over a foot of snow and the highest mountain peaks could see nearly 5 feet this week.

A Blizzard Warning has been issued in the Central Sierra Nevada, with the rest of the mountain range under Winter Storm Warnings.

An active Jet Stream will continue to push into California, keeping moisture flowing into the region. Snow will remain heavy today.

On Wednesday, the first cold front will start to move east of the area, bringing a temporary decrease in snow intensity. As another low moves in from the west, snowfall will increase again in the afternoon and evening.

Thursday a slow moving low will cross the region, keeping the snow going. Totals will continue to add up over the region, diminishing by the end of the day as the system moves out of the region.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels

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