NOAA: Mountain Snowfall Possible For The Sierra-Nevada Tuesday – Thursday Morning

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Early season snowfall at Mammoth Mountain, CA in 2017. Image: @petermorning/Mammoth Mountain

The first snowfall of the season is forecasted to impact California Tuesday Night – Thursday Morning. Accumulating snowfall is expected to occur at elevations great than 9,000ft in the Sierra-Nevada. This forecast has us itching to get out on the mountain, thankfully it’s not too far away.

* First storm of the wet season will increase chances for 
  winter-like weather in the mountains Tuesday and Tuesday Night
  for the Sierra Nevada above 9,000 feet.

- NOAA, Today

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

Accumulating snowfall is forecasted to occur at elevations greater than 9,000ft Tuesday Night – Thursday Morning.

Additional Storm Info:

Unsettled weather pattern this week. Image: NOAA Sacramento, CA

California: Snow Possible Above 9,000ft Tuesday Night – Thursday Morning

* First storm of the wet season will increase chances for 
  winter-like weather in the mountains Tuesday and Tuesday Night
  for the Sierra Nevada above 9,000 feet.

- NOAA, Today
Mountain snowfall on tap for the Sierra-Nevada. Image: NOAA, Today
Precipitation totals. Image: NOAA Hanford, CA
6 day precipitation totals. Image: NOAA California Nevada River
6-10 day temperature outlook. Image: NOAA
6-10 day precipitation outlook. Image: NOAA

The 6-10 day outlook calls for above average precipitation and below average temperatures in California.

Early season snowfall at Squaw Valley, CA in 2017. Image: Squaw Valley Facebook Page

NOAA Forecast Discussion:

* First storm of the wet season will increase chances for 
  winter-like weather in the mountains Tuesday and Tuesday Night
  for the Sierra Nevada above 9,000 feet. This will bring winter
  like conditions to hikers and campers and may impact travel on
  mountain roads. Rapidly changing weather conditions are expected
  early next week as the storm system moves in on Tuesday and moves
  out by Wednesday. If hiking or camping, be prepared for rapidly 
  changing weather conditions from Tuesday to Wednesday.

- NOAA, Today
Heavy mountain snowfall. Image: SnowBrains

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