NOAA: Winter Storm Watch Issued For CA | 1-3 FEET of Snow Above 7,000ft Friday Night – Sunday Morning

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BLUE= Winter Storm Watch. Image: NOAA

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for California. It is in effect from Friday at 11:00pm pst to Sunday Morning at 4:00am pst. Accumulating snow is even expected to occur at lake level in Lake Tahoe, CA.

1-3 FEET of Snow Above 7,000ft Friday Night – Sunday Morning.

Totals at Lake Tahoe level may range from 1 to 3″ with up to 8″, depending on how fast the snow levels drop.

NOAA Has Issued A Winter Storm Watch For:

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

Snow levels are expected to start out around 9000ft Friday Night and drop to or below 6000ft by the time Monday Morning rolls around.

Additional Storm Info:

Rain & Snow Totals Thursday – Sunday. Image: NOAA Sacramento, CA
A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for the northern Sierra Friday night through early Sunday morning. Image: NOAA Sacramento, CA

California: 1-3 FEET of Snow Above 7000ft Friday Night – Sunday Morning

* Total snow accumulations of 5 to 10 inches, with 
  1 to 3 feet above 7000 to 7500 feet, are possible.
- NOAA Reno, NV
Wind, Rain. & Snow is on the way. Image: NOAA Reno, NV
Rain & Snow this weekend in Tahoe. Image: NOAA Reno, NV

CA Winter Storm Watch:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Reno NV
320 AM PDT Wed Nov 1 2017

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

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING
THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...

* WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Plan on difficult travel conditions,
 especially over passes. Damage to trees and power lines is
 possible. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 10 inches, with 1 to
 3 feet above 7000 to 7500 feet, are possible. Totals at Lake
 Tahoe level may range from 1 to 3 inches up to 8 inches
 depending on how quickly snow levels fall.

* WHERE...Greater Lake Tahoe Area.

* WHEN...From Friday evening through late Saturday night.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Significant reductions in visibility are
 possible.

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