Mammoth ski resort is the only ski resort open in California and they’re expecting 4-12 inches of snow today and tomorrow. Mammoth plans on closing on Sunday… unless they get enough snow out of this storm to stay open another week.
NOAA has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for today and tomorrow with up to a foot of new snow forecast for the Pacific Crest.
Mammoth just might close the season on a couple of powder days. The SnowBrains crew just got to Mammoth last night and we’ll be reporting from the hill the next few days to keep you posted on this potential snowfall.
As of right now, it’s 40ºF in town, breezy, and crystal clear.
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY:
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV 251 AM PDT THU MAY 7 2015 ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 11 AM PDT FRIDAY ABOVE 7000 FEET... * TIMING: SNOW SHOWERS WILL DEVELOP BY LATE MORNING WITH THE HEAVIEST SNOW BANDS EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. SNOW SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE OVERNIGHT INTO FRIDAY MORNING. * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 4 TO 8 INCHES WITH LOCALLY UP TO 12 INCHES ALONG THE SIERRA CREST. UP TO 3 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE BELOW 7000 FEET. * SNOW LEVELS: 6500 TO 7000 FEET...BUT MAY BRIEFLY LOWER TO 6000 FEET IN HEAVIER SNOW SHOWERS. * IMPACTS: TRAVEL WILL BE IMPACTED TODAY THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING WITH CLOSURES LIKELY FOR THE HIGHER SIERRA PASSES INCLUDING SONORA AND TIOGA PASSES. PORTIONS OF HIGHWAY 395 MAY ALSO BE SNOW COVERED...ESPECIALLY OVER CONWAY SUMMIT AND NEAR MAMMOTH LAKES. HOWEVER...DURING THE DAY MOST SNOW IS LIKELY TO MELT OUTSIDE OF THE HEAVIEST SNOW SHOWERS.