NOAA: Snow for California’s Sierra Nevada Today

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Dawn breaks on an Autumn Snowfall at Lake Ediza and the Minarets. photo: vern clevenger
Dawn breaks on an Autumn Snowfall at Lake Ediza and the Minarets. photo: vern clevenger

NOAA is calling for snow in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California today.  Up to 3″ of snow is forecast above 9,000-feet in the southern Sierra Nevada.  A dusting is forecast for the northern Sierra Nevada above 8,000-feet.

This could be enough snow to cause complications over Sonora and Tioga Passes today, tonight, and tomorrow.

We’re hoping to see some snow on Mammoth today and we’ll be sure to keep you posted.

Southern Sierra forecast calling for 3" of snow above 9,000-feet.
Southern Sierra forecast calling for 3″ of snow above 9,000-feet.

Southern Sierra Nevada Forecast:

“Showers associated with an incoming weather system will develop late this afternoon. Precipitation chances will continue through Thursday morning. We’re forecasting the Central Valley will get up to 0.1” of rain north of Fresno County, up to 0.25” for the foothills, and up to 0.50” in the mountains. Snow levels will be around 9000 feet with up to 3” expected.” – NOAA, Hanford, CA

Northern Sierra forecast calling for a dusting above 8,000-feet
Northern Sierra forecast calling for a dusting above 8,000-feet

Northern Sierra Nevada Forecast:


“That’s when a weather system will be moving through Northern California. Rain totals should remain on the light side, although locally greater totals will be possible in isolated thunderstorms. Additionally, light snow accumulations will be possible above 8000-9000 ft!
” – NOAA, Sacramento, CA


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