NOAA: 3-8+ FEET of Snow Forecast for California Next 3-Days

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Huge snow forecast for CA this week. image: noaa, today
Huge snow forecast for CA this week. image: noaa, today

NOAA has issued a Winter Storm Warning for California that is calling for 3-6 feet of snow in the next 3-days:

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS THROUGH MONDAY MORNING: 3 TO 6 FEET ABOVE
  7000 FEET WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS. 2 TO 4 FEET AT LAKE
  LEVEL. - NOAA Reno, NV today
Forecast for Lake Tahoe, CA.  image:  noaa, today
Forecast for Lake Tahoe, CA. image: noaa, today

NOAA is forecasting 80-100″ of snow for Mt. Lassen, CA.

NOAA is forecasting 48-60″ of snow for Donner Pass, CA.

NOAA is forecasting up to 8 feet of snow for Mammoth, CA:

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS THROUGH MONDAY MORNING: 3 TO 6 FEET ABOVE
  8000 FEET WITH LOCALLY UP TO 8 FEET ON THE SIERRA CREST. 1
  TO 3 FEET ALONG HIGHWAY 395 WITH MOST OF THE SNOW FALLING
  SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT. 
- NOAA Hanford, CA today
This is how much snow fell in CA past 24 hours. image: noaa, today
This is how much snow fell in CA past 24 hours. image: noaa, today

Lake Tahoe ski resorts just saw 12-18″ of snow in the past 24 hours and we know first hand that Squaw Valley, CA was absolutely sick today (see photo below).

Mammoth just saw 20-30″ of snow in the past 24 hours.

Miles Clark at Squaw Valley, CA today. photo: ben mathes
Miles Clark at Squaw Valley, CA today. photo: ben mathes
Mammoth, CA today. photo: mammoth
Mammoth, CA today. photo: mammoth

Winter Storm Warning for Lake Tahoe, CA

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV
1234 PM PST THU JAN 19 2017

GREATER LAKE TAHOE AREA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, TRUCKEE, STATELINE,
AND INCLINE VILLAGE
1234 PM PST THU JAN 19 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST MONDAY...

* TIMING: SNOW SHOWERS INTO THIS EVENING WITH SNOW INCREASING
  FORALL AREAS FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY MORNING. ANOTHER SHORT BREAK
  IS EXPECTED SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING BEFORE THE
  STRONGEST OF THE THREE STORMS ARRIVES SATURDAY NIGHT AND
  CONTINUES INTO MONDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS THROUGH MONDAY MORNING: 3 TO 6 FEET ABOVE
  7000 FEET WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS. 2 TO 4 FEET AT LAKE
  LEVEL.

* WINDS: SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH THROUGH
  SATURDAY. A PERIOD WITH GUSTS TO 55 MPH IS POSSIBLE SATURDAY
  NIGHT AND SUNDAY. SIERRA RIDGE WINDS GUSTING UP TO 100 MPH
  THROUGH SATURDAY AND UP TO 120 MPH SATURDAY NIGHT INTO
  SUNDAY.

* WAVE HEIGHTS ON LAKE TAHOE: 2 TO 3 FEET EXCEPT UP TO 5 FEET
  SUNDAY.

* IMPACTS: EXPECT HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS DUE TO SNOW
  COVEREDROADS AND PERIODS OF LOWER VISIBILITY FROM WIND
  DRIVEN SNOW. EXPECT AREAS OF BLIZZARD CONDITIONS LATE
  SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING. TRAVEL MAY BECOME
  IMPOSSIBLE SUNDAY.
PINK = Winter Storm Warning. image: noaa, today
PINK = Winter Storm Warning. image: noaa, today

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