California has had an incredible winter so far and the recent snowfall only added to it. The storm that is currently hitting the state through the night has very high snow levels. This will result in large amounts of high elevation rain.
2-4″ of rain total through tonight.
California has HUGE precipitation totals forecasted over the next 7 days, but relatively low snowfall totals. Sadly, this is the result of a warm front pushing through along with this storm, raising snow levels.
More Storm Info:
California Forecast: 2-4″ Total Through Tonight
* Periods of rain will continue with snow levels of 8000 to 9000 feet. - NOAA Hanford, CA
Flood Watch For California:
Flood Watch National Weather Service Reno NV 249 PM PST Tue Feb 7 2017 Greater Lake Tahoe Area-Mono County- Including the cities of South Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Bridgeport, Mammoth Lakes, Stateline, and Incline Village ...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT... The Flood Watch continues for * Portions of east central California and western Nevada, including the following areas, the Lake Tahoe Basin and Mono County. * Through late tonight * Periods of rain will continue with snow levels of 8000 to 9000 feet with increased flows on creeks and streams. Some areas where snow has clogged drainage paths may also remain flooded. Rock and mud slides may also impact travel. * The highest risk of flooding is along creeks, streams, and poor drainage areas tonight.