The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for California. It’s in effect from this afternoon – early Thursday morning.
High winds and heavy snowfall are forecasted to impact the area throughout that time.
- 1-4 FEET of Snow Today – Thursday Morning
“A winter storm is expected to impact the Sierra and western Nevada region starting Tuesday and lasting through at least Thursday. Heavy wet snow for the mountains, gusty winds, and valley rain showers are expected during this time before transitioning to colder, fluffier snow showers on Friday as a cold front passes. Snow levels will vary mainly between 5,500-6,500’ (Tahoe Basin) and 6,500’-7,000’ (Mono county), before falling to western Nevada valley floors Friday morning as a cold front sweeps through.”
– NOAA Reno, NV
Snow levels will start out around 4,500ft – 6,000ft before dropping down to 3,000ft – 4,500ft on Thursday.
The 6-10 day outlook calls for above average precipitation and below average temperatures in California.
Additional Storm Info:
California: 1-4 FEET of Snow Today – Thursday Morning
* Heavy snow expected. Travel will be very difficult to impossible. Damage to trees and power lines is possible. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 4 feet are expected. - NOAA Sacramento, CA
Winter Storm Warning:
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Sacramento CA 300 AM PST Tue Mar 5 2019 ...Heavy snow and strong wind tonight into Thursday... .Pacific storm will bring moderate to heavy snow and strong wind beginning Tuesday afternoon into evening and continuing into Thursday morning. Motorists planning travel into the high country this week should check the latest road and weather conditions, and be prepared for hazardous winter travel. Periods of light to moderate snow showers continue Thursday into Friday as snow levels lower into the foothills. West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada- ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 10 AM PST THURSDAY ABOVE 6000 FEET... * WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Travel will be very difficult to impossible. Damage to trees and power lines is possible. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 4 feet are expected. * WHERE...West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada including Interstate 80 over Donner Pass and Highway 50 over Echo Summit. * WHEN...4 PM today to 10 AM Thursday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...South to southwest wind gusts to 50 mph or more are possible over higher terrain. Be prepared for significant reductions in visibility at times.