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.
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.
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