...DANGEROUS MOUNTAIN WIND CHILLS AND BITTERLY COLD TEMPS...
* Snow from our ongoing system will be tapering off into the
evening hours. Untreated roads may remain icy and snow covered
through Monday morning. Use caution traveling, especially at
night, as black ice is hard to see.
* Frigid temperatures will settle into the region behind this
storm with highs remaining below freezing Monday and possibly
Tuesday. Overnight lows tonight and Monday night could be the
coldest some locations have seen in 5-10 years. Preparations
should be made to protect vulnerable populations and pets from
these very cold temperatures. It's also a good idea to make sure
that your pipes are protected from the cold.
* Increasing northeast to east winds will drive down wind chill
values, with temperatures downright dangerous in exposed areas
of the high Sierra. Wind chills may reach -20 to -35 degrees
both tonight and again Monday night in the High Sierra. Exposed
skin could rapidly see frostbite in these conditions. It may be
a good idea to stay indoors, or make sure to have proper safety
gear if you are recreating in the back country.