NOAA: First Snow of the Season Forecast for Lake Tahoe & Mammoth, CA Today & Tomorrow

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“A fall like system moves in for tomorrow and Thursday. Precip is expected to stay mainly in the Mountains and we could see some snow showers on Thursday above 6,500 feet.” – NOAA Sacramento, CA today

NOAA is forecasting a dusting of snow in Lake Tahoe & Mammoth’s higher elevations today and tomorrow.

Snow levels will be high tonight (8,500′ in Tahoe and 9,500′ in Mammoth) before dropping as low as 6,000 in Tahoe on Thursday.

For the majority of tonight, snow levels will remain rather high, limiting 
any possible light snow accumulations in the Sierra to higher peaks above 
8500 feet near Tahoe/Alpine County and above 9500 feet in Mono County. 
- NOAA Reno, NV today

 

For Thursday... Snow could mix in at times even down to near 6000 feet, 
but accumulations are unlikely on road surfaces. By Thursday night and 
Friday, shower coverage will become more sparse as overall moisture 
decreases and forcing becomes weaker. - NOAA Reno, NV today
A bit of snow forecast in the GEM weather model for CA in the next 3.5 days (84 hours). image: tropicaltidbits.com

This will be Tahoe’s first snowfall of the season.

Fingers crossed for more snow in CA soon.

Snow probable in CA on Friday. image: noaa, today

NOAA’S Forecast Discussion Excerpts:

.SYNOPSIS...

A strong cold front will bring windy conditions today, with well
below average temperatures continuing through the weekend.
Temperatures may drop to near freezing in some lower elevation
valleys starting Friday night. Light showers, with a dusting of
snow in higher elevations, are possible at times today through
Friday. Next week is likely to be dry with a slow warming trend.

.SHORT TERM...

For today, gusty winds will be the
primary weather feature, followed by sharply colder conditions
and periods of light rain showers, with snow showers in higher
elevations, from tonight through Friday.

For the
majority of tonight, snow levels will remain rather high, limiting
any possible light snow accumulations in the Sierra to higher
peaks above 8500 feet near Tahoe/Alpine County and above 9500
feet in Mono County.

For Thursday... Snow could mix in at times even down to
near 6000 feet, but accumulations are unlikely on road surfaces.
By Thursday night and Friday, shower coverage will become more
sparse as overall moisture decreases and forcing becomes weaker.
“weather is expected this week with much cooler temperatures and potential light snow showers in the Sierra!” – NOAA Sacramento, CA yesterday


			

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