NOAA is forecasting a parade of storms in California this week with the Monday-Tuesday storm forecast to drop 6-12″ of snow with snow levels around 5,000-feet.
A Winter Storm Watch is calling for 6-24″ of snowfall Monday and Tuesday in the Sierra Nevada.
* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 TO 12 INCHES NEAR PASS LEVELS WITH UP TO 2 FEET AT HIGHEST PEAKS.- NOAA Reno, NV today
“Snow levels will hover between 4500-5500 feet with 6-12” of snow near pass levels [mon-tues]. Travel delays and chain controls will be possible so plan ahead now if you have mountain travel plans!” – NOAA Sacramento, CA today
- Squaw Valley = 77″ base
- Kirkwood = 66″ base
WINTER STORM WATCH for CALIFORNIA:
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA 1237 PM PST SUN JAN 3 2016 ...WINTER STORM TO BRING SNOW LATER MONDAY INTO TUESDAY... .A WINTER STORM IS EXPECTED TO MOVE THROUGH THE AREA LATE MONDAY AFTERNOON INTO TUESDAY. SNOW LEVELS WILL BE AROUND 5000 FEET WITH MODERATE ACCUMULATIONS EXPECTED NEAR PASS LEVELS. TRAVEL DELAYS AND CHAIN CONTROLS ARE POSSIBLE, ESPECIALLY ON TUESDAY. MOTORISTS ARE URGED TO PLAN ACCORDINGLY. CALL 1-800-427-7623 (ROAD) FOR ROAD CONDITIONS. WESTERN PLUMAS COUNTY/LASSEN PARK- WEST SLOPE NORTHERN SIERRA NEVADA- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CHESTER...QUINCY...BLUE CANYON ...WINTER STORM WATCH ABOVE 5000 FEET IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SACRAMENTO HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING. * MAIN IMPACT: SNOW-COVERED AND SLIPPERY ROADS WITH TRAVEL DELAYS AND CHAIN CONTROLS. * TIMING...LATE MONDAY AFTERNOON INTO TUESDAY. HEAVIEST ON TUESDAY. * LOCATIONS...LASSEN PARK/WESTERN PLUMAS COUNTY INCLUDING HIGHWAY 89. INTERSTATE 80 OVER DONNER PASS, HIGHWAY 50 OVER ECHO SUMMIT AND HIGHWAY 88 OVER CARSON PASS. * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 TO 12 INCHES NEAR PASS LEVELS WITH UP TO 2 FEET AT HIGHEST PEAKS.