High Elevation Rain Headed For California | 2-4″ Rain Totals Possible Through Tonight

Chris Wallner | | WeatherWeather
GREEN= Flood Watch. Image: NOAA

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.

7 day snowfall for California is relatively bleak. Image: Tropical Tidbits
7 day precipitation totals. Image: NOAA

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:

CA Rain Totals Through Tonight. Image: NOAA Hanford, CA
Next atmospheric river taking aim at CA. Image: NOAA Hanford, CA

California Forecast: 2-4″ Total Through Tonight

* Periods of rain will continue with snow levels of 8000 to 9000
- NOAA Hanford, CA
CA Rain Totals Through Friday. Image: NOAA Sacramento, CA
High snow levels. Image: NOAA Reno, NV
Warnings in Effect. Image: NOAA Reno, NV

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


The Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of east central California and western Nevada,
  including the following areas, the Lake Tahoe Basin and Mono

* 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.
Raini totals. Image: NOAA Reno, NV

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