Overnight snowfall and a forecast including a Winter Weather Advisory today closed 3 mountain passes in California at 11:30pm last night.
California Mountain Passes Currently Closed:
9,945′ Tioga Pass (hwy 120)
SR 120 [IN THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA AREA & SIERRA NEVADA] IS CLOSED FROM CRANE FLAT TO 5 MI WEST OF THE JCT OF US 395 /TIOGA PASS/ (TUOLUMNE, MONO CO) - DUE TO SNOW - MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE - Caltrans, today
9,624′ Sonora Pass (hwy 108)
SR 108 [IN THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA AREA & SIERRA NEVADA] IS CLOSED FROM 26.4 MI EAST OF STRAWBERRY (TUOLUMNE CO) TO 3 MI WEST OF THE JCT OF US 395 (MONO CO) /SONORA PASS/ - DUE TO SNOW - MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE - Caltrans, today
8,631′ Ebbetts Pass (hwy 4)
SR 4 [IN THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA AREA] IS CLOSED FROM 0.5 MI EAST OF THE JCT OF SR 207 /MT REBA TURNOFF/ TO THE JCT OF SR 89 /EBBETTS PASS/ (ALPINE CO) - DUE TO SNOW - MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE - Caltrans, today
NOAA has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for California today that is calling for 3-8″ of snowfall between 8am and 11pm today.
* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...3 to 6 inches possible above 7000 feet with up to 8 inches over higher Sierra peaks. - NOAA Sacramento, CA today
This is California’s first snowfall of the season.
Winter Weather Advisory for California:
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Sacramento CA 404 AM PDT Thu Sep 21 2017 ...Unseasonably Early Snow Over Northern Sierra Today into Early Tonight... .An unseasonably cool weather system will bring early season snow to the Northern Sierra today into early tonight. Snow levels are expected to range from 6000 to 7000 feet with main snow accumulations above 7000 feet. There could be 3 to 6 inches of snow along Interstate 80 above 7000 feet...impacting areas near Donner pass. Up to 8 inches is possible over higher peaks of the Sierra Nevada. Motorists traveling into these areas today and early tonight should be prepared for slick roads. West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada- Including the city of Blue Canyon 404 AM PDT Thu Sep 21 2017 ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM THIS MORNING TO 11 PM PDT THIS EVENING... The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for early season snow, which is in effect from 8 AM PDT this morning to 11 PM PDT this evening. * TIMING...From this morning into early tonight. * MAIN IMPACT...Slick roads may bring spin-outs and longer travel times. Outdoor events and recreation may be impacted. * LOCATIONS...Western Sierra Slopes, Interstate 80 impacting areas near Donner pass, Highway 50, high elevation campgrounds and trails. * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...3 to 6 inches possible above 7000 feet with up to 8 inches over higher Sierra peaks.