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.
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:
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
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.