NOAA: 10″ of Snow for High Sierra of California This Week

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Mt. Whitney, CA & the Alabama Hills. photo: barbara lee
Mt. Whitney, CA & the Alabama Hills. photo: barbara lee

NOAA still has snow in the forecast for the High Sierra of California this week. 

We might even get some snow up in the Lake Tahoe area and they are calling for snow levels above 10,000-feet there.

“Cooler temps are expected this weekend, but highs will still be near to slightly above normal. This will keep snow levels above 10,000 feet and little in the way of impacts is expected at this time.” – NOAA, Reno, NV

It's gonna cool down and snow in the high country of Tahoe this week. NOAA Reno, NV
It’s gonna cool down and snow in the high country of Tahoe this week. NOAA Reno, NV

Further south, in the big mountains of California they are calling for snow levels above 12,000-feet and they are also calling for up to 1″ of precipitation in the mountains.  That cold translate to around 10″ of snow in the High Sierra.

Forecast update: showers and isolated thunderstorms are expected for the Sierra Nevada, Kern County Mountains, and Kern County Desert Wednesday afternoon through Friday; and the San Joaquin Valley Wednesday afternoon through Thursday. Up to 0.25″ of precipitation is expected in the San Joaquin Valley and Kern County Desert, and 0.25″ to 1″ in the mountains. Snow levels will be above 12,000 feet.” – NOAA, Hanford, CA

Snow levels above 12,000-feet for the southern Sierra Nevada this week.  NOAA Hanford, CA
Snow levels above 12,000-feet for the southern Sierra Nevada this week. NOAA Hanford, CA

This snow likely won’t hit any ski resorts and it likely won’t last into winter, but it will get the stoke going.

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Mt. Whitney, CA & the Alabama Hills. photo: barbara lee
Mt. Whitney, CA & the Alabama Hills. photo: barbara lee

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