NOAA: Winter Storm Warning Issued For CA | 2-3+ FEET of Snow Forecasted To Fall Above 8,000ft Today – Friday Morning

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

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for California. It is in effect from 4:00pm Today – 4:00am Friday Morning. This isn’t the only storm on tap for California though, as another is expected to arrive Sunday and stick around through early next week.

Mammoth Mountain, Boreal Mountain Resort, and Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe are open for the season. Squaw Valley, Northstar, and Heavenly are scheduled to open on Friday, November 17th. Then, Kirkwood is scheduled to open for the season on Wednesday, November 22nd.

2-3 Feet of Snow Above 8,000ft, With 4+ Feet Possible Along The Sierra Crest

NOAA Has Issued A Winter Storm Warning For:

  • California

NOAA Has Issued A Winter Weather Advisory For:

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

The heaviest snow accumulations from this storm will be at or above 8,000ft, but snow is expected to fall all the way down to 6,000ft.

Additional Storm Info:

Here’s the latest snow forecast for I-80 and HWY 50. Image: NOAA Sacramento, CA
Storm totals through Friday morning are looking HUGE for Mammoth. Image: NOAA Hanford, CA

California: 2-3 Feet of Snow Above 8,000ft, With 4+ Feet Possible Along The Sierra Crest

* Total wet snow accumulations of 2 to 3 feet, 
  with localized amounts up to 4+ feet right
  along the Sierra crest are expected.
- NOAA Reno, NV
2 storms are on tap in CA. Image: NOAA Sacramento, CA
A powerful midweek storm. Image: NOAA Reno, NV

CA Winter Storm Warning:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Reno NV
332 AM PST Wed Nov 15 2017

CAZ073-160100-
/O.CON.KREV.WS.W.0013.171116T0000Z-171117T1200Z/
Mono County-
332 AM PST Wed Nov 15 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 4 AM PST FRIDAY ABOVE 8000 FEET...

* WHAT...Heavy wet snow expected. Plan on difficult travel
 conditions, including during the morning commute on Thursday.
 Expect damage to trees and power lines as well. Total wet snow
 accumulations of 2 to 3 feet, with localized amounts up to 4+
 feet right along the Sierra crest are expected.

* WHERE...Mono County...including Mammoth Lakes.

* WHEN...From 4 PM today to 4 AM PST Friday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for significant reductions in
 visibility at times. High winds will create difficult driving
 conditions, especially along Highway 395.

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