NOAA: Atmospheric River Event Inbound For CA | 1-3+ FEET of Snow Above 7,500ft Monday – Tuesday

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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 early Monday Morning through late Tuesday Night. High winds are expected to accompany this storm, which will make for whiteout conditions in the mountains.

1-3+ FEET of Snow Above 7,500ft Monday – Tuesday In California.

7 day snowfall totals. Image: Tropical Tidbits
7 day precipitation totals. Image: NOAA

Snow levels are expected to start out above 8,000ft, but they are forecasted to drop down to 6,000ft by Tuesday Morning.

Additional Storm Info:

Snow & precipitation totals. Image: NOAA Sacramento, CA
Storm timeline. Image: NOAA Sacramento, CA

California: 1-3+ FEET of Snow Above 7,500ft Monday – Tuesday

* Total snow accumulations of 1-2 feet above
  7500 feet, are expected, with localized amounts up of 3+ feet
  along the Sierra crest.
- NOAA Reno, NV
Sierra storm update. Image: NOAA Reno, NV
Snow totals. Image: NOAA Reno, NV
Sierra impact timeline. Image: NOAA Reno, NV
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
201 PM PST Sun Jan 7 2018

Mono County-
Including the city of Mammoth Lakes
201 PM PST Sun Jan 7 2018

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM MONDAY TO 7 PM PST
TUESDAY ABOVE 7000 FEET...

* WHAT...Heavy snow and low visibilities expected Monday into
 Tuesday with the highest confidence above 8000 feet. Plan on
 difficult travel conditions and chain controls in the eastern
 Sierra over passes Monday, becoming more widespread Tuesday.
 Some damage to trees and powerlines is possible due to heavy wet
 snow accumulation.

* WHERE...Mono County.

* WHEN...From 4 AM Monday to 7 PM PST Tuesday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Total snow accumulations of 1-2 feet above
 7500 feet, are expected, with localized amounts up of 3+ feet
 along the Sierra crest. 4-12 inches are possible between
 7000-7500 feet with up to 2 inches down to 6500 feet.
 Precipitation type at and below 8000 feet will start as mainly
 rain Monday then changeover to all snow Monday night into
 Tuesday.

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