18-Inches of New Snow at Kirkwood, Calif. Today | 4-18+” of Snow Forecast for CA Today/Tonight

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Kirkwood, CA today at 11am
Kirkwood, CA today at 11am

NOAA has been tracking a cold Gulf of Alaska storm as it slides down to California from Alaska all last week.

Last night, it hit California dropping 14-18″ on Kirkwood, 6-10″ on Mammoth, and 6-8″ at Sugar bowl.  Kirkwood has been dropping lots of hints that they will likely open earlier than scheduled.  Most likely this week…  Kirkwood has gotten 33″ of snow this season so far.

“Buenos Dias mis amigos,
Cup’O’Joe with 14″ of new snow @the base elevation of 7800′ – 16″ @the top of Solitude, Chair 5 with 18″ around the summit with more snow in the forecast through mid-day and through the night…” – Coop/Kirkwood this morning

Kirkwood, CA base at 7am today.
Kirkwood, CA base at 7am today.

Much more snow is forecast to hit Tahoe and Mammoth today.  NOAA’s Winter Weather Advisory is still in effect today until 7am tomorrow with 4-18+ more inches of snow forecast today and tonight.

SINCE IT IS CONVECTIVE IN NATURE AND
LOCALIZED AREAS CAN SEE UP TO 18" IN THIS TYPE OF EVENT, HAVE
ADDED LOCALIZED HIGHER AMOUNTS TO TAHOE/MONO. - NOAA Reno, NV today
Big snow forecast for California today. PINK = 12-24" of snow today.
Big snow forecast for California today. PINK = 12-24″ of snow today.

Snow levels are were as low as 4,000-feet with this storm.

Mammoth & Boreal are currently open in California and Mt. Rose is open in Lake Tahoe, NV.

PURPLE = Winter Weather Advisory for California today. Even snow for the Coast Range...
PURPLE = Winter Weather Advisory for California today. Even snow for the Coast Range…

CALIFORNIA SKI RESORT SNOW TOTALS as of 7AM:

  • Kirkwood = 14-18″
  • Mammoth = 6-10″
  • Heavenly = 3-7″
  • Sugar Bowl = 6-8″
  • Sierra-at-Tahoe = 6-8″
  • Squaw = 5″
  • Mt. Rose, NV = 1-2″
  • Boreal = 0″
Mammoth Main Lodge today. photo: mammoth
Mammoth Main Lodge today. photo: mammoth

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for CALIFORNIA TODAY:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV
207 AM PST MON NOV 9 2015

...AREAS OF ACCUMULATING SNOW AND TRAVEL IMPACTS THROUGH EARLY
TUESDAY MORNING...

.A VERY COLD EARLY SEASON WINTER STORM WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE
THROUGH NORTHERN CALIFORNIA TODAY. THIS STORM WILL PRODUCE
PERIODS OF LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW IN NORTHEAST CALIFORNIA AND
FAR NORTHWEST NEVADA THIS MORNING. SNOWFALL ELSEWHERE WILL
GENERALLY BE LIGHT.

A SECONDARY AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL DROP SOUTH INTO THE SIERRA
AND WESTERN NEVADA TONIGHT AND TUESDAY MORNING. THIS LOW WILL
PRODUCE MORE WIDESPREAD AND LONGER LIVED SNOW SHOWERS WITH GREATER
ACCUMULATIONS. THIS WILL IMPACT COMMUTES BOTH THIS EVENING AND
TUESDAY MORNING.

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SOUTH LAKE TAHOE...TAHOE CITY...
TRUCKEE...MARKLEEVILLE...GLENBROOK...INCLINE VILLAGE

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 8 AM PST TUESDAY...

* TIMING: AFTER MINOR ACCUMULATIONS THIS MORNING...HEAVIER SNOW
  SHOWERS WILL DEVELOP LATE THIS AFTERNOON. THE HEAVIEST SNOW WILL
  FALL FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 4 AM TUESDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 4 TO 8 INCHES NEAR LAKE LEVEL WITH 6 TO 12
  INCHES ABOVE 7000 FEET. LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ARE POSSIBLE IN
  PERSISTENT SNOW BANDS.

* IMPACTS: SNOW COVERED ROADS WILL LIKELY CREATE HAZARDOUS DRIVING
  CONDITIONS DURING THE COMMUTES THIS EVENING AND TUESDAY
  MORNING. CHAIN CONTROLS ARE LIKELY ON MANY AREA ROADS.

PHOTO TOUR:

SUGAR BOWL, CA

Sugar Bowl, CA today.
Sugar Bowl, CA today.

MAMMOTH

Mammoth with 6" of new snow today.
Mammoth with 6″ of new snow today.

HEAVENLY

Heavenly today at 9am
Heavenly today at 9am

SQUAW VALLEY

Squaw, CA today.
Squaw, CA today.

KIRKWOOD

Kirkwood, CA this morning at 7am.
Kirkwood, CA this morning at 7am.

SIERRA AT TAHOE

Sierra at Tahoe, CA today during a brief sun window.
Sierra at Tahoe, CA today during a brief sun window.

BOREAL

Boreal, CA today at 8am
Boreal, CA today at 8am

MT ROSE, NV

Mt. Rose, NV today.
Mt. Rose, NV today.

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