NOAA: Atmospheric River Event On Tap For California | Heavy Precipitation Forecasted To Fall Thursday – Sunday

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Atmospheric River Event. Image: NOAA

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for California, as an atmospheric river is forecasted to impact the area. It’s in effect from Friday – Saturday. Heavy precipitation and high winds are expected to hit the area, as Sierra ridge winds are expected to exceed 90mph.

2-4″ of Rain Is Forecasted To Fall Friday – Saturday.

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

A few inches of wet heavy snowfall is forecasted to fall in the Sierra Saturday Night – Sunday, when snow levels are expected to fall below 7,000ft.

Additional Storm Info:

Atmospheric river event this weekend. Image: NOAA Hanford, CA
Precipitation totals. Image: NOAA Sacramento, CA

California: 2-4″ of Rain Is Forecasted To Fall Friday – Saturday

* Rainfall totals between 2 to 4 inches are expected along the
  Sierra crest, with 1.5 to 2.5 inches in the Tahoe Basin, and 1 to
  1.5 inches in the Sierra foothills
- NOAA Reno, NV
Heavy rainfall for Northern California. Image: NOAA Sacramento, CA
Storm timing. Image: NOAA Sacramento, CA
Late this week. Image: NOAA Reno, NV
Flooding possibilities. Image: NOAA Sacramento, CA
6-10 day temperature outlook. Image: NOAA
6-10 day precipitation outlook. Image: NOAA

CA Flood Watch:

Flood Watch
National Weather Service Reno NV
912 AM PDT Tue Apr 3 2018

Lassen-Eastern Plumas-Eastern Sierra Counties-
Greater Lake Tahoe Area-Mono County-Greater Reno-Carson City-
Minden Area-
Including the cities of Portola, Susanville, South Lake Tahoe,
Truckee, Bridgeport, Mammoth Lakes, Stateline, Incline Village,
Sparks, Gardnerville, and Virginia City

...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE
SATURDAY NIGHT...

The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a

* Flood Watch for portions of California and western Nevada,
  including the following areas, in California, Greater Lake
  Tahoe Area, Lassen-Eastern Plumas-Eastern Sierra Counties, and
  Mono County. In western Nevada, Greater Lake Tahoe Area and
  Greater Reno-Carson City-Minden Area.

* From Friday afternoon through late Saturday night

* A strong atmospheric river will impact the Sierra, northeast
  California, and western Nevada from Friday afternoon into
  Saturday. Significant precipitation is expected, with several
  inches in the high Sierra and up to an inch west of Highway 395
  into far western Nevada and northeast California. Significant
  precipitation will combine with high snow levels to bring an
  enhanced flooding potential for rivers, creeks, streams and
  urban areas.

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