NOAA is forecasting 3 storms to impact California this week.
- The first hit yesterday and was forecast to drop 43-64″ of snow on Mt. Shasta, CA.
- The second is forecast to arrive Thursday and will include moisture of Hurricane Seymour.
- The third is forecast to impact CA on Sunday.
All these storms will start with high snow levels before those snow levels drop as low as 6,500′ by Sunday night (see below).
All these storms will be absolutely dumping snow on 14,172′ Mt. Shasta, CA (photo below from last Tuesday).
20-46″ of snow are forecast for Mt. Shasta between now and Friday and we’re confident a lot of snow fell on Shasta last night/this morning.
The crew from Mount Shasta Guides was skiing 3,500-foot powder runs on a base of 5-7 feet of snow last week after the huge Atmospheric River storm that clobbered CA, OR, & WA October 13-16th, 2016.
Tahoe will be seeing snow mostly above 10,000-feet to start the week before snow levels drop as low as 6,500′ by Sunday night.
That same Atmospheric Storm cycle added 11 billion gallons of water to Lake Tahoe, CA and raised its water level be 3.33″.
WHAT NOAA IS SAYING ABOUT TAHOE SNOWFALL:
Snow levels remain high and generally in the 7,500- 8,000` range across the central Sierra with mainly just wet roadways evident on roadway cams through the Sierra. - NOAA Reno, NV today
The warm subtropical trajectory of this system will result in very high snow levels (~10,000`) and will likely be mostly a rain maker except for the very highest peaks. - NOAA Reno, NV today
This storm looks a bit colder with snow levels starting around 8500 feet on Saturday, then falling to near 6500 feet by Sunday night. - NOAA Reno, NV today