NOAA: 2-4 FEET of Snow Forecast for California This Week

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Snow forecast is BIG for California this week.  image: noaa, today

NOAA is forecasting a 8-12″ of snow for California’s mountains on Sunday/Monday then another 24-36″ of snow from Wednesday-Saturday.

Between Sunday and Saturday, California is forecast to see 32-48 inches of snow or about 3-4 feet…

“At least 1-3 feet of snow look good for the Sierra with higher amounts possible Thursday through Saturday.” – NOAA, today

Snow levels are forecast to drop as low as 1,000′ for the Sunday/Monday storm.

Snow levels are forecast to be never be higher than 5,500′ with the Thursday- Saturday storm

This will be the biggest snowfall week of the season thus far in California.

Sunday/Monday snow forecast. image: noaa, today

These storms will impact all the ski resorts California from Shasta to Mammoth.

SnowBrains is flying home to Squaw Valley, CA from BC to hit this storm cycle and we couldn’t be more fired up.

We’ll be reporting live through the whole storm cycle.

2-4″ of liquid precip is about 2-4 FEET of snow.  image: noaa, yesterday

FORECAST DISCUSSION:

LONG TERM...

Focus is on the potential major snowstorm for the Sierra and
possibly Western Nevada. 

Snow levels will be near or below the valley floors for the event.
The one exception will be Thursday ahead of the front where they
could rise to 5000-5500 feet before crashing back down. At least
1-3 feet of snow look good for the Sierra with higher amounts
possible Thursday through Saturday. In the lower valleys to the
east, significant accumulations are likely where the front stalls
with lighter amounts elsewhere. 
- NOAA Reno, NV today

Snow levels down to 1,000′ on Sunday/Monday. image: noaa, today

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