“A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for Lassen Park, where 4 to 8 inches of snow may fall on Thursday!” – NOAA Sacramento, CA yesterday
Yep, NOAA has issued it’s 2nd winter watch for California in the past week. Last sunday, the central and southern sierra saw up to 3″ of snow. Now, Lassen is about to get hit with 4-8″ of snow.
Mt. Lassen is 10,547-feet tall and the snow level is forecast to be as low as 5,500-feet. That’s mid-winter style…
“Showers are possible north of Interstate 80 Wednesday and Thursday with snow above 5500 feet possible across Lassen and Plumas counties. Thursday morning may be cold enough to affect any outdoor gardens, so take note and protect sensitive plants. Summer conditions will return for the start of next week.” – NOAA Reno, NV yesterday
Just in case you were wondering, the Lassen National Park highway is open and the skiing has been great this week. This forecast snowfall may close some roads temporarily.
Mt. Lassen’s snowpack was sitting at 199-inches deep on April 1st, 2016 – which is 122% of average: