NOAA has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the mountains west of the Sierra Crest and the Sierra Crest today and tomorrow. 6-18″ of snowfall is expected with snow levels around 6,500-feet. On Saturday, NOAA forecast 6,500-foot snow levels in Tahoe and it rained up to 8,500-feet…
* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 TO 12 INCHES ABOVE 6000 FEET. UP TO 18 INCHES OVER HIGHER PEAKS. - NOAA Sacramento, CA today
Tahoe ski resorts saw up to 16″ of new snow on Sunday-Monday at upper elevations.
There is yet another storm forecast for Friday that expected to be wetter than the current storm.
"Looks like a relative break Wednesday into Thursday before another couple of waves move in Friday/Friday night with more significant precipitation and gusty winds." - NOAA Sacramento, CA today
Sugar Bowl just broke 300″ of snowfall this season!
WINTER STORM WARNING for CALIFORNIA:
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA 330 AM PST TUE JAN 19 2016 WESTERN PLUMAS COUNTY/LASSEN PARK- WEST SLOPE NORTHERN SIERRA NEVADA- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CHESTER...QUINCY...BLUE CANYON ...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM THIS MORNING TO MIDNIGHT PST TONIGHT... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SACRAMENTO HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND GUSTY WINDS...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM THIS MORNING TO MIDNIGHT PST TONIGHT. THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT. * MAIN IMPACT...TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES AND DELAYS. CHAIN CONTROLS LIKELY. * TIMING...THROUGH THIS EVENING. * LOCATIONS...INTERSTATE 80 OVER DONNER PASS, HIGHWAY 50 OVER ECHO SUMMIT AND HIGHWAY 88 OVER CARSON PASS.
* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 TO 12 INCHES ABOVE 6000 FEET. UP TO 18 INCHES OVER HIGHER PEAKS.