NOAA: Winter Storm Watch for Tahoe | 10-24″ of Snow Forecast This Weekend!

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BLUE = Winter Storm Watch. image: noaa, today

NOAA has issued a Winter Weather Watch for California that is calling for up to 24″ of snow on Sunday/Monday.

* WHAT…Heavy snow possible. Plan on difficult travel conditions. Tree branches could fall as well. Total snow accumulations of 10 to 18 inches, with localized amounts up to 24 inches, are possible.

– NOAA Reno, NV today

This new snow is going to make skiing and riding in Tahoe unreal – like it was after the last strong storm that dropped big snow and left an epic, sunny powder day at Squaw on December 2nd, 2018.

Sunday’s storm is forecast to favor the north (Tahoe) with only a few inches of snow forecast in the south (Mammoth).

Big snow forecast via the GEM in California. image: tropicaltidbits.com

Winter Storm Watch

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Sacramento CA
1136 AM PST Fri Dec 14 2018

...Heavy Mountain Snow Late Sunday Through Noon Monday...

.A winter storm will bring moderate to heavy snow to the mountains
of Western Plumas County and the Northern and Central Sierra
Nevada above 5500 feet late Sunday into late Monday morning.

Western Plumas County/Lassen Park-
West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada-

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
MONDAY MORNING ABOVE 5500 FEET...

* WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Plan on difficult travel conditions.
  Tree branches could fall as well. Total snow accumulations of 10
  to 18 inches, with localized amounts up to 24 inches, are
  possible.

* WHERE...Western Plumas County/Lassen Park and West Slope
  Northern Sierra Nevada, including Lassen National Park, Interstate
  80 over Donner Pass, Highway 50 over Echo Summit and Highway 88
  over Carson Pass.

* WHEN...From Sunday afternoon through Monday morning.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Significant reductions in visibility are
  possible at times. Plan on travel delays with chain controls.
High snowfall probability in CA this weekend. image: noaa, today


			

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7 thoughts on “NOAA: Winter Storm Watch for Tahoe | 10-24″ of Snow Forecast This Weekend!

  1. BA?…..that guy must be on the payroll of the resorts now. He hasn’t been accurate since the “Tahoe Weather Discussion” days. Once he went to OpenSnow its more like OpenHYPE to generate/motivate Bay Area travelers…..

  2. Let’s just say BA’s numbers tend to reflect what really matters for skiing. NOAA’s warnings are good if you need to plan for a worst case storm response scenario.

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