“It’s getting active out in the Pacific Ocean! Several weather systems are lining up to impact Northern California in the next week.
The first system arrives Wednesday afternoon/evening, and is likely to bring initially low snow levels to the mountains. The next arrives in the Friday timeframe, and will probably bring precipitation in a narrow corridor. Potentially even wetter systems arrive next week!” – NOAA Sacramento, CA today
A very complicated Atmospheric River forecast is developing for California right now.
Cold weather, snow, freezing rain, and rain are all forecast in the next 6 days.
NOAA is calling for 2-10″ of snow in CA the next two days.
* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 2 TO 5 INCHES...WITH 5 TO 10 INCHES ABOVE 7000 FEET. * FREEZING RAIN ACCUMULATIONS: UP TO 0.10" * SNOW LEVELS: ALL VALLEY FLOORS WEDNESDAY EVENING...THEN RISING TO OVER 7000 FEET LATE THURSDAY MORNING WITH MIXED WINTER PRECIPITATION IN THE VALLEYS. - NOAA Reno, NV today
Check out what Bryan Allegretto from OpenSnow.com is saying about the current CA forecast:
“Colder air is moving in today with highs only in the 20’s on the mountains and near freezing at lake level. We could see a snow shower this afternoon as the front moves through. Winds will be gusting in excess of 50 mph on the mountain tops.
Cold air is in place Wednesday and then light snow breaks out Wednesday night ahead of the next storm. Heavier precip arrives Thursday with snow levels rising above 8000 feet by afternoon.
Lighter precip Thursday night into Friday before another wave moves in Friday night into Saturday. Snow levels start high and fall to lake level with this wave.
We may have a break Saturday night through Sunday night before another wet storm moves in Monday and could last through all of next week. Snow levels rise above 8000 feet again Monday and may stay there until they fall later in the week.” – Bryan Allgretto/OpenSnow.com, today
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for CALIFORNIA:
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE...CORRECTED NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV 704 PM PST TUE DEC 6 2016 GREATER LAKE TAHOE AREA- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, TRUCKEE, STATELINE, AND INCLINE VILLAGE ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM WEDNESDAY TO 10 AM PST THURSDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RENO HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR FREEZING RAIN AND SNOW, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM WEDNESDAY TO 10 AM PST THURSDAY. * TIMING: SNOW WILL SPREAD ACROSS THE AREA WEDNESDAY NIGHT...THEN BECOME MIXED WITH FREEZING RAIN...RAIN AND SLEET IN THE VALLEYS EARLY THURSDAY MORNING. * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 2 TO 5 INCHES...WITH 5 TO 10 INCHES ABOVE 7000 FEET. * FREEZING RAIN ACCUMULATIONS: UP TO 0.10" * SNOW LEVELS: ALL VALLEY FLOORS WEDNESDAY EVENING...THEN RISING TO OVER 7000 FEET LATE THURSDAY MORNING WITH MIXED WINTER PRECIPITATION IN THE VALLEYS. * IMPACTS: A LIGHT COATING OF BLACK ICE COULD CREATE VERY DIFFICULT TRAVEL CONDITIONS. ICE WILL ALSO ACCUMULATE ON SIDEWALKS...TREE LIMBS AND POWERLINES. THOSE WITH TRAVEL PLANS ARE URGED TO MAINTAIN AN INCREASED AWARENESS WHILE DRIVING WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY MORNING.