The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for California. It’s in effect from Monday morning – Tuesday afternoon. The heaviest snowfall is expected to occur Monday evening – Tuesday morning.
- 7-15+” of Snow Monday – Tuesday
“A strong winter storm will produce heavy mountain snow over the holiday. Heaviest snow is likely on Christmas Eve. Be prepared for travel delays, chain controls & low visibilities. If you have mountain travel plans, the best time to travel is this weekend.”
– NOAA Sacramento, CA
Snow levels are forecasted to start out around 6,000ft, before dropping down to 5,000ft as the storm progresses.
The 6-10 day outlook calls for above average precipitation and below average temperatures in California.
Additional Storm Info:
California: 7-15+” of Snow Monday – Tuesday
* Total snow accumulations of 7 to 15 inches, with localized amounts up to 28 inches, are possible. - NOAA Sacramento, CA
Winter Storm Watch:
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Sacramento CA 400 AM PST Fri Dec 21 2018 ...Moderate to Heavy Mountain Snow Christmas Eve and Christmas Day... .A winter storm is expected to bring hazardous winter driving conditions to the Northern Sierra Nevada and mountains of western Plumas County Monday into Tuesday. The Interstate 80 and Highway 50 corridors will likely experience travel delays and chain controls. Holiday travelers should consider adjusting travel times to avoid the heaviest snow, which is currently expected Monday afternoon and evening. Snow levels will start out around 6000 feet and then lower to around 5000 feet Monday night, then down to around 4000 feet Tuesday morning. Western Plumas County/Lassen Park- West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada- ...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON ABOVE 5000 FEET... * WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Plan on difficult travel conditions, including during the evening commute on Monday. Total snow accumulations of 7 to 15 inches, with localized amounts up to 28 inches, are possible. * WHERE...Western Plumas County/Lassen Park and West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada. * WHEN...From Monday morning through Tuesday afternoon. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Significant reductions in visibility are possible.