NOAA: 2 Storms On Tap For California | 10-24″ of Snow Above 7,000ft Today – Friday

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PINK= Winter Storm Warning. PURPLE= Winter Weather Advisory. Image: NOAA

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for California. It is in effect from 4:00pm Today – 4:00pm on Friday. This storm is forecasted to drop heavy snowfall on the area and the heaviest of which is expected to occur between 6:00pm tonight and 2:00am on Friday morning.

10-24″ of Snow Above 7,000ft Today – Friday In California. 

7 day snowfall totals are HUGE for CA. Image: Tropical Tidbits
7 day precipitation totals. Image: NOAA

Snow levels are forecasted to start out around 5,000-6,000ft today, but they are expected to drop down to 2,500-3,500ft on Friday.

Additional Storm Info:

Winter Weather Advisory. Image: NOAA Hanford, CA
Winter Storm Warning. Image: NOAA Sacramento, CA

California: 10-24″ of Snow Above 7,000ft Today – Friday

* Above 7000 feet...10 to 18 inches with localized 
  amounts up to 2 feet are expected.
- NOAA Reno, NV
More storms on the way. Image: NOAA Sacramento, CA
Storm totals. Image: NOAA Reno, NV
Winter travel is expected Today – Friday. Image: NOAA Sacramento, CA
6-10 day temperature outlook. Image: NOAA
6-10 day precipitation outlook. Image: NOAA

CA Winter Storm Warning:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Reno NV
356 AM PST Thu Jan 18 2018

Greater Lake Tahoe Area-
Including the cities of South Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Stateline,
and Incline Village

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 4 PM PST FRIDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Plan on difficult travel conditions,
 including during the evening commute. Expect damage to trees and
 power lines as well. Below 7000 feet...total snow accumulations
 of 4 to 7 inches are expected, with localized amounts up to 10
 inches along the west shores of Lake Tahoe. Above 7000 feet...10
 to 18 inches with localized amounts up to 2 feet are expected.

* WHERE...Greater Lake Tahoe Area.

* WHEN...From 4 PM this afternoon to 4 PM PST Friday. Heaviest
 snow is most likely between 6 pm this evening and 2 am early
 Friday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for significant reductions in
 visibility at times with wind gusts 35 to 50 mph producing areas
 of blowing snow.

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