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).
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.