NOAA: 4-12″ of Snow Forecast for California Tonight-Tomorrow

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"Snow levels will drop below pass levels early Monday. Up to 1 foot of snow expected by Tuesday. Travel delays and chain controls possible." - NOAA Sacramento, CA yesterday
“Snow levels will drop below pass levels early Monday. Up to 1 foot of snow expected by Tuesday. Travel delays and chain controls possible.” – NOAA Sacramento, CA yesterday

NOAA has issued a Winter Weather Advisory that is forecasting a storm hitting California and dropping up to 12″ of snow in the higher elevations of Lake Tahoe tonight and tomorrow.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...4 TO 10 INCHES ABOVE 4500 FEET WITH
  LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS FOR THE HIGHEST PEAKS.

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS 4500 TO 5500 FEET MONDAY MORNING...
  LOWERING TO 3500 TO 4500 FEET BY TUESDAY MORNING. LOWEST OVER
  PLUMAS COUNTY AND LASSEN PARK.
  - NOAA Sacramento, CA today

Big wind is coming as well and the lake is forecast to see 2-4 foot waves.  We’ll be out there surfing the lake today and we’ll bring you a report with photos tonight/tomorrow.  A Lake Wind Advisory has been issued for Lake Tahoe.

  WAVE HEIGHTS: 2 TO 4 FEET...HIGHEST ON THE NORTH AND EAST
  SHORES. - NOAA Reno, NV today
"Showers and thunderstorms will develop late this morning and continue into the evening. Brief periods of heavy snow will be likely over the mountains during the afternoon. Abundant small hail and even isolated funnel clouds could accompany thunderstorms." - NOAA Sacramento, CA yesterday
“Showers and thunderstorms will develop late this morning and continue into the evening. Brief periods of heavy snow will be likely over the mountains during the afternoon. Abundant small hail and even isolated funnel clouds could accompany thunderstorms.” – NOAA Sacramento, CA yesterday

CALIFORNIA SKI RESORT SNOWFALL TOTALS:

  • Sugar Bowl = 514″
  • Boreal = 472″
  • Sierra at Tahoe = 434″
  • Squaw Valley = 435″
  • Alpine Meadows = 419″
  • Mammoth = 329″
Surfing Tahoe. photo: matt bansak
Surfing Tahoe. photo: matt bansak

CALIFORNIA STATEWIDE SNOWPACK = 91% of AVERAGE:

Image: noaa, yesterday
Image: noaa, yesterday

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for DONNER SUMMIT:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
211 AM PDT MON MAR 21 2016

...STORM SYSTEM WILL BRING SNOW MONDAY AND EARLY TUESDAY ABOVE
4500 FEET...

.A STORM SYSTEM MOVING ACROSS INTERIOR NORTHERN CALIFORNIA TODAY
INTO TUESDAY WILL BRING PERIODS OF MODERATE SNOW AND GUSTY WIND.
EXPECT POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS AND CHAIN
CONTROLS.

WESTERN PLUMAS COUNTY/LASSEN PARK-
WEST SLOPE NORTHERN SIERRA NEVADA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CHESTER...QUINCY...BLUE CANYON

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS
MORNING TO 5 AM PDT TUESDAY...

* TIMING...PERIODS OF SNOW EXPECTED FROM MONDAY INTO EARLY
  TUESDAY.

* LOCATIONS...INTERSTATE 80... HIGHWAY 50... LASSEN NATIONAL
  PARK... CHESTER/LAKE ALMANOR AREA... HIGHWAYS 36... 44... 88...
   89.

* MAIN IMPACT...SNOW COVERED AND SLIPPERY ROADS. PERIODS OF
  MODERATE SNOW AND GUSTY WINDS MAY CAUSE HAZARDOUS TRAVEL AND
  CHAIN CONTROLS.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...4 TO 10 INCHES ABOVE 4500 FEET WITH
  LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS FOR THE HIGHEST PEAKS.

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS 4500 TO 5500 FEET MONDAY MORNING...
  LOWERING TO 3500 TO 4500 FEET BY TUESDAY MORNING. LOWEST OVER
  PLUMAS COUNTY AND LASSEN PARK.
PURPLE = Winter Weather Advisory. image: noaa, today
PURPLE = Winter Weather Advisory. image: noaa, today
Boreal, CA on March 5th, 2016.  photo:  boreal
Boreal, CA on March 5th, 2016. photo: boreal

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