NOAA: 2 Storms to Bring Snow to California Starting Tomorrow

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The Eastern Sierra. photo: walter coles
The Eastern Sierra. photo: walter coles

NOAA has been forecasting snow above 12,000-feet in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California south of Truckee for Thursday and Friday.  Beginning today, they’re forecasting a second system that will bring showers to all of the Sierra Nevada and snow above 10,000-feet in the Sierra on Saturday and Sunday.

Two storms to hit the Sierras this week.
Two storms to hit the Sierras this week.

Again, these storms may not do much for the ski resorts of California, but a little October snow in the Sierra will be great for the stoke around here and we all know California can use the precipitation.

“In an interesting turn of events, an area of low pressure is making its return to the region 10 days after first bringing us showers and thunderstorms back in early October. This brings chances for showers and slight chances for thunderstorms mainly south of Interstate 80 on Thursday and Friday. A second system will phase with this first system over the weekend bringing chances for showers across all of the Sierra, northeast California, and northwest Nevada. Snow levels will be quite high for the first system – around 11,500-12,000 feet, and with slightly cooler air coming in for the weekend, they may drop as low as 10,000 feet.” – NOAA, Reno, NV today


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