NOAA: Winter Storm Watch Issued For California | 2-5 FEET of Snow Tuesday – Thursday

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BLUE= Winter Storm Watch. Image: NOAA

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for California. It’s in effect from Tuesday evening – Thursday afternoon. High winds and heavy snowfall are forecasted to impact the area throughout that time.

Storm Summary:

  • 2-5 FEET of Snow Tuesday – Thursday
  • Ridge gusts of 145+ mph 

“The active weather pattern will continue this week with two weather systems slated to hit NorCal. Both are anticipated to be impactful, so keep an eye on the forecast for up to date information!”

– NOAA Sacramento, CA

Snowfall totals are looking HUGE for CA in the next 7 days. Image: Tropical Tidbits
7 day precipitation totals. Image: NOAA

The Winter Storm Watch is in effect for areas above 7,000ft.

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

Additional Storm Info:

Winter Storm Watch. Image: NOAA Sacramento, CA

California: 2-5 FEET of Snow Tuesday – Thursday

* Heavy snow possible above 7000 feet. Total snow
  accumulations of 6 to 10 inches, except 2 to 5 
  feet above 7000 feet.
- NOAA Reno, NV
Active weather pattern continues. Image: NOAA Sacramento, CA

Winter Storm Watch:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Reno NV
339 AM PST Mon Feb 11 2019

Greater Lake Tahoe Area-Mono County-
Including the city of Mammoth Lakes

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY EVENING THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON ABOVE 7000 FEET...

* WHAT...Heavy snow possible above 7000 feet. Total snow
  accumulations of 6 to 10 inches, except 2 to 5 feet above 7000
  feet. Winds could gust as high as 55 mph with ridge gusts
  possibly exceeding 145 mph.

* WHERE...Greater Lake Tahoe Area and Mono County.

* WHEN...From Tuesday evening through Thursday afternoon.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...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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