NOAA: One Of The More Substantial Storms In Recent Years On Tap For California | 2-5 FEET of Snow Above 7,000ft Tonight – Saturday Morning

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PINK= Winter Storm Warning. BLUE= Winter Storm Watch. PURPLE= Winter Weather Advisory. Image: NOAA

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for California. It’s in effect from late Wednesday Night through early Saturday Morning. Persistent heavy snowfall is forecasted to impact the area. Who’s ready for some DEEP powder days at California ski resorts?

2-5 FEET of Snow Above 7,000ft Tonight – Saturday Morning.

“3 to 5 FEET of snow is on the way to the mountains Wednesday evening – Saturday. This storm could be one of the more substantial snow storms in recent years, as we’ll see a combination of both low snow levels and good moisture tap. in recent years, it`s been one or the other,” – NOAA, Yesterday.

7 day snowfall totals are HUGE for CA. Image: Tropical Tidbits
7 day precipitation totals. Image: NOAA

8-16″ of snow is possible all the way down to 2,000ft, but snow levels are forecasted to drop down valley floors by the time that Thursday Evening rolls around. 

Additional Storm Info:

Winter Storm Warning in effect. Image: NOAA Sacramento, CA
3 to 5 FEET of snow is on the way to the mountains Wednesday evening – Saturday. Image: NOAA Sacramento, CA

California: 2-5 FEET of Snow Above 7,000ft Tonight – Saturday Morning

* Total snow accumulations of 2 to 5
  feet in the High Sierra above 7000 feet.
- NOAA Reno, NV
Storm timing. Image: NOAA Reno, NV
Snowfall totals. Image: NOAA Sacramento, CA
Snowfall totals. Image: NOAA Sacramento, CA
Snowfall totals. Image: NOAA Sacramento, CA
Snowfall totals. Image: NOAA Sacramento, CA
6-10 day temperature outlook. Image: NOAA
6-10 day precipitation outlook. Image: NOAA

CA Winter Storm Warning:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Reno NV
221 AM PST Wed Feb 28 2018

Lassen-Eastern Plumas-Eastern Sierra Counties-
Greater Lake Tahoe Area-
Including the cities of Portola, Susanville, South Lake Tahoe,
Truckee, Stateline, and Incline Village

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING
TO 10 AM PST SATURDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 5
  feet in the High Sierra above 7000 feet, with 1 to 3 feet of
  snow around the 6000 ft elevation, including Lake Tahoe. Up to a
  foot will be possible for lower elevations in northeastern
  California.

* WHERE...Greater Lake Tahoe Area and Lassen-Eastern Plumas-
  Eastern Sierra Counties.

* WHEN...From 10 PM Wednesday to 10 AM PST Saturday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on difficult travel conditions,
  especially during the peak snowfall periods on Thursday,
  Thursday Night, and again Friday night. Whiteout conditions
  possible due to heavy snow and high winds. Damage to trees and
  power lines is likely. Be prepared for significant reductions
  in visibility at times.

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