[UPDATE 2:27 p.m.] Hail, Snow, and, of Course, Rain—Be Prepared Today

Snow beginning to fall

Snow beginning to fall about 2500 feet. The photo was taken downhill from Pratt Mountain which is east of Garberville. [Photo provided by a reader]

Snow began falling this morning in Southern Humboldt about 8:40 a.m. but southwestern Trinity County had a snowfall overnight and Hwy 36 requires chains between Mad River and Forest Glen.

Snow is beginning to fall on Hwy 299 at Berry Summit.

Snow on Berry Summit Vista Point.

Snow beginning to stick at 9:02 a.m. on Berry Summit Vista Point about 10 miles west of Willow Creek. [Photo from Caltrans Traffic Cam]

The National Weather Service is also reporting, “The threat for hail showers will continue through this afternoon across coastal areas of Northwest California. Slow down before you encounter small hail if possible. Small hail can quickly collect on the road resulting in very slick conditions.”

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect through this evening. The Weather Service says there could be three to seven inches of snow accumulating at elevations above 3000 feet so be prepared if you plan to travel in mountainous areas.

If you have snow or hail, they’d like to ask you some questions (Go here to help them.) We’d also love to see your photos and read your observations in the comment section.

UPDATE 9:19 a.m.: At 9:08 a.m., the CHP Traffic Incident Information Page, reported that chain control is needed on Alderpoint Road.

UPDATE 11:39 a.m.: At 11:17 a.m., the CHP Traffic Incident Information Page, reported that there were three to four inches of snow at the top of Bald Hills Road. Travelers are advised to carry chains and watch for ice.

UPDATE 2:27 p.m.: According to Humboldt County’s Public Works, Bair Road now has two inches of snow. Please carry chains.



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