NOAA: Winter Storm Warning Issued For California | 3-6 FEET of Snow Today – Sunday

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PINK= Winter Storm Warning. Image: NOAA

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for California. It’s in effect until 12:00pm on Sunday.

Heavy snowfall is forecasted to impact the area throughout the weekend.

President’s Day Weekend is going to be a DEEP one in California. 

Cold temperatures should produce some light, fluffy snow for your enjoyment.

“Snow showers will continue behind the front this afternoon, with additional chances for snow expected through Sunday. Travel will be difficult, especially in the Sierra, through the weekend. Cold conditions and periods of snow showers to follow heading into next week.”

– NOAA Reno, NV

Precipitation totals are looking GOOD in the next 7 days. Image: Tropical Tidbits
7 day precipitation totals. Image: NOAA

Snow levels will hover around 3,000ft, before dropping well below that as the weekend progresses.

The 6-10 day outlook calls for above average precipitation and below average temperatures in California.

Additional Storm Info:

Winter Storm Warning. Image: NOAA Sacramento, CA

California: 3-6 FEET of Snow Today – Sunday

* Heavy snow. Additional snow accumulations of 1 to 3 feet,
  except 3 to 6 feet above 7000 feet.
- NOAA Reno, NV
Snowfall totals through Sunday. Image: NOAA Sacramento, CA
24 hour snowfall totals. Image: NOAA Reno, NV

Winter Storm Warning:

National Weather Service Reno NV
730 PM PST Thu Feb 14 2019

Greater Lake Tahoe Area-
Including the cities of South Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Stateline,
and Incline Village


* CHANGES...No significant changes.

* WHAT...Heavy snow. Additional snow accumulations of 1 to 3
  feet, except 3 to 6 feet above 7000 feet. Winds gusting as
  high as 130 mph today across Sierra Ridges with gusts to 60
  mph across the ridgelines the remainder of the weekend.

* WHERE...Greater Lake Tahoe Area.

* WHEN...Until noon PST Sunday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...The heavy snow falling into the rain on
  roadways will create a slushy mess and there may be hidden
  areas of water under the snow, especially through tonight.
  Travel could be very difficult to impossible. The hazardous
  conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. Very
  strong winds could cause extensive tree damage.
6-10 day temperature outlook. Image: NOAA
6-10 day precipitation outlook. Image: NOAA

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