NOAA has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the west slope of the Sierra Nevada mountains in California that is calling for 2-10″ of snowfall today between 9am and 10pm.
* WHAT...Snow expected. Plan on slippery road conditions. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 6 inches, with localized amounts up to 10 inches over higher terrain, are expected. - NOAA, Reno NV, 3/7/20
Lake Tahoe ski resorts only saw 2″ of snowfall in February and have only seen 12″ of snowfall in March thus far so we need every inch of snow we can get.
Lake Tahoe’s snowpack is sitting at only 45% of average to date right now.
Squaw Valley has seen 219″ of snowfall this season so far and they average 450″ of snowfall per year.
Mammoth saw 0″ of snowfall in February and has seen 9″ of snowfall in March thus far.
Mammoth has seen 147″ of snowfall this season and they average 400″ of snowfall per year.
Winter Weather Advisory for Lake Tahoe
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Sacramento CA 300 AM PST Sat Mar 7 2020 ...Mountain snow today... .Pacific front will bring a period of light to moderate snowfall for the mountains of Western Plumas and the Northern Sierra Nevada today. Snow will begin this morning with the heaviest amounts expected from midday into early evening above 4500 feet. If mountain travel is necessary today, carry chains and expect travel delays. West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada- 300 AM PST Sat Mar 7 2020 ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO 10 PM PST THIS EVENING ABOVE 4500 FEET... * WHAT...Snow expected. Plan on slippery road conditions. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 6 inches, with localized amounts up to 10 inches over higher terrain, are expected. * WHERE...West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada. * WHEN...9 AM to 10 PM today. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for reduced visibilities at times. Southwest wind gusts up to 50 mph or more over higher mountain terrain are possible today.