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Mendocino County’s Higher Elevations Could See Snow Tonight as Winter Weather Descends

[Infographic provided by the NWS Eureka Office]

The National Weather Service Office in Eureka warns of an incoming system of winter weather that could leave 2-6” of snow in elevations above 2000′ potentially impacting Highway 101 near Laytonville.

Regarding the incoming Winter Weather Advisory, the NWS stated, “A band of heavy precipitation will move east across northwest California this evening. The heavy precipitation will aid in lowering freezing levels to around 2000 feet and result in 2 to 6 inches of snow across the ridges and mountains of Del Norte, Humboldt, Trinity, northern Lake, and interior Mendocino Counties.”

A graphic provided by the NWS says the system will move into the area around 4:00 p.m. on Friday night sustaining until approximately 4:00 a.m. Saturday morning.

The National Weather Service warns of potential hazardous travel conditions affecting Highway 101 with potentially 1-2” of snow near the Laytonville corridor. Other affected roadways include Highway 199 near Collier Tunnel, Highway 299 near Berry Summit, Highway 3 near Scott Mountain Summit, and Highway 32 near South Fork Mountain.

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