NOAA has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the Sierra Nevada of California today and tomorrow that is forecasting 6-24″ of snow in 24 hours.
More storms are expected later this week.
* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 TO 12 INCHES NEAR PASS LEVELS WITH UP TO 2 FEET AT HIGHEST PEAKS. - NOAA Reno, NV today
“A winter storm warning is in effect for the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite National Park to the Tulare/Kern county line from 10 PM tonight until 10 PM Tuesday. Snowfall amounts up to 16 inches is expected above 6000 feet with lesser amounts between 5000 and 6000 feet. A Winter weather Advisory is also in effect for the Kern County mountains from 4 AM Tuesday until 10 PM Tuesday where 4 to 8 inches of snow are possible above 6000 feet and lower amounts between 5000 and 6000 feet. More systems are still expected later in the week” – NOAA Hanford, CA
WINTER STORM WARNING for CALIFORNIA:
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA 300 AM PST MON JAN 4 2016 ...WINTER STORM TO BRING SNOW INTO TUESDAY... .A WINTER STORM WILL MOVE THROUGH THE AREA TONIGHT AND TUESDAY. SNOW LEVELS WILL BE AROUND 4000 TO 5000 FEET WITH UP TO ANOTHER FOOT OF SNOWFALL ACCUMULATION EXPECTED NEAR PASS LEVELS. TRAVEL DELAYS AND CHAIN CONTROLS ARE LIKELY, ESPECIALLY LATE TONIGHT AND TUESDAY. MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO PLAN ACCORDINGLY. CALL CALTRANS 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 WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 PM PST TUESDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SACRAMENTO HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 PM PST TUESDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT. * MAIN IMPACT: SNOW-COVERED AND SLIPPERY ROADS WITH SIGNIFICANT TRAVEL DELAYS AND CHAIN CONTROLS. * TIMING...TONIGHT AND TUESDAY. HEAVIEST LATE TONIGHT AND TUESDAY. * LOCATIONS...HIGHWAYS 36 AND 44 NEAR LASSEN PARK, 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.