4th Gulf of Alaska Storm in a Row to Hit California on Thanksgiving

WeatherBrains | | WeatherWeather
Gulf of Alaska storm is headed to California for Turkey Day
Gulf of Alaska storm is headed to California for Turkey Day

Gulf of Alaska Storm #4 is forecast to slam into California next week during Thanksgiving.  NOAA forecasts the storm to arrive on Wednesday, Nov. 25th, and last through Friday, Nov. 27th.

“A storm system has the potential to bring hazardous weather the Central California Interior as early as Tuesday night next week. The exact track of the storm is still unknown. Stay tuned as the forecast evolves.” – NOAA Hanford, CA

It’s too early to talk snowfall totals, but they could be big.  NOAA is saying that they expect snowfall totals to be as low as 4,000-feet.

Snow levels are low as 4,000-feet.
Snow levels are low as 4,000-feet.

NASA just announced that they expect this year’s El Nino to be:

one storm after another like a conveyor belt.” – Bill Patzert, climatologist for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada, CA

The past 3 Gulf of Alaska Storms that hit California the past 3 weeks each dropped over 12″ of snow in Tahoe and Mammoth.  The one last week dropped 20-36″ of new snow on Mammoth.

SKI RESORTS OPEN IN CALIFORNIA:

Mammoth

Squaw Valley

Alpine Meadows

Kirkwood

Northstar

Heavenly

Mountain High

Boreal

Sugar Bowl

(Sugar Bowl will open this weekend)


Related Articles

Got an opinion? Let us know...