NOAA: 1-4 FEET of Snow for California Thursday – Saturday

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Snowfall forecast for I-80 in CA. image: noaa, today

A very snowy, very cold storm will hit California today.

Up to 4-feet of snow is forecast Thursday-Saturday.

Snow levels down to 3,000′ or lower.

Snowfall rates could be over 2″ per hour at times.

Winds will be very strong.

Whiteouts will occur on roadways tonight and tomorrow.

“Now that the cold air has firmly moved over the region, snow levels will start low and stay low as precipitation moves in later today, with showers continuing Friday into Saturday. Snow levels are projected to be 2000-3000 ft across the northern mountains, and 3000-4000 ft along the west slopes of the Sierra. These snow levels could drop locally lower at times.

The heaviest precipitation with these storms will focus along the west slopes of the Sierra starting this afternoon, continuing tonight through Friday afternoon. Snowfall rates could exceed 2″ per hour in these locations, and with strong gusty winds expected…near whiteout conditions are likely at times.” – NOAA Sacramento, CA today

New snow overnight in CA as of this morning. image: noaa, today

Tahoe ski resorts saw up to 18″ of new snow yesterday morning and another 15″ of snow this morning.

Yesterday at Squaw and Sierra-at-Tahoe was stellar.


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