NOAA has issued a Special Weather Statement for California today that is calling for 1-3″ of snowfall and big winds on Saturday and Sunday.
A fast moving cold front will move into the region Saturday into Sunday, bringing wind, some snow, and much colder temperatures. - NOAA Reno, NV today
Past this little storm this weekend, there is no snow in the forecast and it’s not looking stormy for a while…
The skiing and riding at Squaw and Alpine and Mammoth has been unreal this week:
Special Weather Statement for California Today:
Special Weather Statement National Weather Service RENO NV 1243 PM PST Fri Dec 1 2017 Surprise Valley California-Lassen-Eastern Plumas- Eastern Sierra Counties-Greater Lake Tahoe Area-Mono County- Mineral and Southern Lyon Counties-Greater Reno-Carson City- Minden Area-Western Nevada Basin and Range including Pyramid Lake- Northern Washoe County- Including the cities of Cedarville, Eagleville, Fort Bidwell, Portola, Susanville, Westwood, Sierraville, Loyalton, South Lake Tahoe, Tahoe City, Truckee, Markleeville, Bridgeport, Coleville, Lee Vining, Mammoth Lakes, Hawthorne, Yerington, Smith Valley, Mina, Schurz, Stateline, Glenbrook, Incline Village, Sparks, Verdi, Gardnerville, Virginia City, Fernley, Fallon, Lovelock, Silver Springs, Nixon, Imlay, Empire, and Gerlach ...Fast Moving Storm with Light Snow and Strong Winds Saturday into Sunday... A fast moving cold front will move into the region Saturday into Sunday, bringing wind, some snow, and much colder temperatures. Here are the key points. * Timing: Increasing south southwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts between 35 to 50 mph Saturday afternoon into Saturday night, switching to west northwest and diminishing some on Sunday. Light snow for the Sierra starting late Saturday afternoon, continuing into Sunday. Period of light snow for western Nevada cities Saturday night into Sunday morning, with scattered snow showers and lake effect snow continuing Sunday. Generally 1 to 3 inches is the maximum possible. * Impacts: Wind impacts will be typical for the region with hazards to high profile vehicles on wind prone roads, increased turbulence for aviation, and rough water on lakes. Localized power interruptions are possible. Snowfall will likely be light but that can still accumulate on roads causing slick conditions and delays around the region including cities in western Nevada. Flash freeze is possible on roads and sidewalks Sunday evening as temperatures drop rapidly. * Confidence: High confidence that we`ll see strong winds but only medium confidence on snowfall potential. Storms of this type are notoriously tricky to forecast snow even just two days out. * Advice: Secure loose outdoor objects, canopies, holiday decorations by Saturday morning before winds pick up. Factor in some extra time for travel Saturday afternoon into Sunday due to wind and snow impacts. If snowfall does impact western Nevada roads Sunday morning, plan to double your typical drive time. Ensure your car is ready for winter travel including carrying chains.