Blizzard Warning for California Today | 5-10 Feet of Snow Forecast w/ 2″ Per Hour Snowfall Rates

Chris Wallner | | WeatherWeather
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Blizzard Warning in Northern California. Image: NOAA

Huge snowfall totals are being reported already and there’s A LOT more on the way. Heavenly Mountain Resort received 48″ of snow overnight and it’s still coming down.

The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Warning for the Northern Sierras, along with the Winter Storm Warning. An additional 3-7 FEET is expected to fall at Lake Level and 5-10 FEET at elevations above 7,000 ft by Thursday Morning.

7 Day snowfall totals are looking GOOD for California. Image: Tropical Tidbits
7 Day snowfall totals are looking GOOD for California. Image: Tropical Tidbits
Look to CA for huge precipitation amounts throughout the next 7 days. Image: NOAA Today
Look to CA for huge precipitation amounts throughout the next 7 days. Image: NOAA Today

Lake Level Snowfall: 3-7 FEET by Thursday Morning

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 3 TO 7 FEET AT LAKE TAHOE LEVEL.
- NOAA Reno, NV Today
Additional Snowfall Totals. Image: NOAA Hanford, CA Today
Additional Snowfall Totals. Image: NOAA Hanford, CA Today
Strong winds will make for Blizzard conditions. Image: Hanford, CA Today
Strong winds will make for tough conditions. Image: Hanford, CA Today

Snowfall Above 7,000 ft: 5-10 FEET by Thursday Morning

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 5 TO 10 FEET ABOVE 7000 FEET
- NOAA Reno, NV Today
Huge Snowfall Totals. Image: NOAA Reno, NV Today
Huge Snowfall Totals. Image: NOAA Reno, NV Today
Blizzard Warning. Image: NOAA Reno, NV Today
Blizzard Warning. Image: NOAA Reno, NV Today

Heavy snowfall, avalanche danger, up to 150 mph winds, and drifting snow is going to make for a hectic time in California.

Above average precipitation totals are forecasted for California. Image: NOAA Today
Above average precipitation totals are forecasted for California. Image: NOAA Today
Mammoth is getting POUNDED. Image: Mammoth Mountain Today
Mammoth is getting POUNDED. Image: Mammoth Mountain Today

These conditions are mixing to produce dangerous conditions, so be safe when traveling. Once these conditions improve, get out there and enjoy all of this fresh snow!

Absolutely NUKING Today at Northstar. Image: Northstar
Absolutely NUKING Today at Northstar. Image: Northstar

Blizzard Warning For Lake Tahoe Area:

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST WEDNESDAY...

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM WEDNESDAY TO4 AM PST THURSDAY...

* TIMING: DANGEROUS BLIZZARD CONDITIONS UNTIL WEDNESDAY MORNING.HEAVY SNOW WILL 
PERSIST WITH LIGHTER WINDS WEDNESDAY ANDWEDNESDAY NIGHT.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 5 TO 10 FEET ABOVE 7000 FEET WITH 3TO 7 FEET AT LAKE 
TAHOE LEVEL.

* WINDS: SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 60 MPH. SIERRARIDGE GUSTS OVER 100 MPH

* SNOW LEVELS: MAY BRIEFLY RISE ABOVE 6000 FEET THIS AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS: DANGEROUS LIFE THREATENING BLIZZARD CONDITIONS FORTRAVEL AND OUTDOOR 
ACTIVITIES. STAY HOME AND DO NOT ATTEMPT TOTRAVEL UNTIL THE STORM PASSES. AVALANCHE DANGER IS HIGH.

 

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