NOAA has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for California Saturday and Sunday.
They’re calling for 8-15″ of snow and snow levels as low as 4,000′.
* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...8 TO 12 INCHES WITH A MAXIMUM OF 15 INCHES HIGHEST ELEVATIONS. - NOAA Sacramento, CA today
NOAA is calling for heavy to moderate snowfall in the Sierra Nevada and Cascade mountains of California with this storm. This storm should help more ski resorts open up and open resorts get more terrain up and running.
...MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOWFALL EXPECTED OVER THE SIERRA CASCADE RANGE SATURDAY INTO SUNDAY... - NOAA Sacramento, CA today
9 Ski Resorts Currently OPEN in California:
- Squaw Valley
- Alpine Meadows
- Bear Valley
- Bear Mountain
- Mt. Rose, NV
“A weather system passing through northern California will bring rain and mountain snow to the north state. Snow levels will drop to around 4000 feet which means the higher elevations of the Sierra could see significant snowfall. If traveling through the Sierra Cascade range this weekend, especially Saturday afternoon through mid day Sunday, be prepared for winter driving conditions. Carry supplies and tire chains and allow extra time to reach your destinations.” – NOAA, Sacramento, CA today
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for CALIFORNIA:
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA 526 AM PST FRI NOV 25 2016 ...MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOWFALL EXPECTED OVER THE SIERRA CASCADE RANGE SATURDAY INTO SUNDAY... .A PACIFIC FRONTAL SYSTEM MOVING INTO NORTHERN CALIFORNIA WILL BRING LIGHT PRECIPITATION TO THE NORTH STATE TODAY. THIS PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO REMAIN NORTH OF INTERSTATE 80 AND THE HIGHER ELEVATION SNOWFALL IS NOT EXPECTED TO BE ESPECIALLY HEAVY. A MORE SIGNIFICANT WAVE OF PRECIPITATION WILL MOVE THROUGH NORCAL ON SATURDAY. THIS WILL BRING PERIODS OF HEAVIER SNOW TO THE SIERRA CASCADE CREST FIRST NORTH OF INTERSTATE 80 IN THE MORNING THEN SOUTH IN THE AFTERNOON. MODERATELY HIGH SNOW LEVELS ARE EXPECTED AND THIS WILL LIKELY IMPACT HOLIDAY TRAVEL OVER THE SIERRA THROUGH AT LEAST MID DAY SUNDAY. IN ADDITION TO THE SNOW...BREEZY TO GUSTY WINDS MAY CAUSE WHITE OUT CONDITIONS AT TIMES. WEST SLOPE NORTHERN SIERRA NEVADA- INCLUDING THE CITY OF BLUE CANYON ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM SATURDAY TO NOON PST SUNDAY ABOVE 4000 FEET... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SACRAMENTO HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR HEAVY SNOW ABOVE 4000 FEET WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM SATURDAY TO NOON PST SUNDAY. * MAIN IMPACT...SLIPPERY ROADS AND POSSIBLE CHAIN CONTROLS| * TIMING...SNOWFALL BEGINNING SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND CONTINUING THROUGH MID DAY SUNDAY. * LOCATIONS...THE WEST SLOPE OF THE NORTHERN SIERRA INCLUDING BLUE CANYON AND DONNER SUMMIT ON INTERSTATE 80 AND ECHO SUMMIT ON HIGHWAY 50. * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...8 TO 12 INCHES WITH A MAXIMUM OF 15 INCHES HIGHEST ELEVATIONS. * OTHER IMPACTS...BREEZY TO GUSTY WINDS WITH POSSIBLE WHITE OUT CONDITIONS AT TIMES.