NOAA: 3-7″ of Snow for Mammoth, CA Thursday-Friday | More Possible This Weekend

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Forecast for Mammoth, CA showing 3-7" of snowfall for Thursday - Friday.  image:  noaa, today
Forecast for Mammoth, CA showing 3-7″ of snowfall for Thursday – Friday. image: noaa, today

NOAA is forecasting 3-7″ of snow for Mammoth ski resort in California on Thursday and Friday.  Snow levels are forecast to be around 8,000-9,000 feet.  The base of Mammoth is at 9,000-feet right now, so it should be all snow.

 The system is moving in slightly slower so snow levels look to remain
above 8-9000 feet at least through the short term.
- NOAA Hanford, CA today
LOTS of precipitation forecast for the Sierra Nevada, CA this week.  4.3" of liquid precipitation forecast in Tahoe in the next 7 days, 2.2" for Mammoth.  image:  noaa, today
LOTS of precipitation forecast for the Sierra Nevada, CA this week. 4.2″ of liquid precipitation forecast in Tahoe in the next 7 days, 3.1″ for Mammoth. image: noaa, today

Large amounts of precipitation are forecast for the Sierra Nevada, CA this week:  4.2″ of liquid precipitation forecast north of  Tahoe in the next 7 days, 3.1″ for Mammoth.

NOAA is also talking about more snow Friday-Monday.

.LONG TERM...Friday through Monday...

Expansive upper low will be centered over southern CA to begin
period, and move only slowly eastward through the weekend. This
will keep the cool and unsettled weather pattern going with
numerous showers and isolated-scattered thunderstorms. Being on
the north-northwest side of upper low, heavier and more persistent
bands of precipitation are likely to occur although confidence in
exact location/timing remains low-medium. Deterministic runs of
the GFS/ECMWF show two distinct periods where such heavier bands
could develop, late Friday into Saturday morning and again by
Saturday night/Sunday morning. However, these smaller scale
features are difficult to pinpoint so far out. Precipitation
totals overall continue to look impressive and some rises on
streams and creeks can be expected. Snow levels have trended a bit
higher from previous model runs but should still generally be
7000-8000 feet Fri-Sat before rising Sunday. So snow impacts
should remain confined to the highest passes during this event.
- NOAA Hanford, CA today

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April 22nd, 2016 at Mammoth, CA.  photo:  mammoth
April 22nd, 2016 at Mammoth, CA. photo: mammoth

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