NOAA: Winter Storm Watch Issued From Tahoe To Mammoth | 3-5 FEET of Snow In The Sierra Wednesday Night – Saturday Morning

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BLUE= Winter Storm Watch. PURPLE= Winter Weather Advisory. Image: NOAA

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for California. It’s in effect from late Wednesday Night through early Saturday Morning. Persistent heavy snowfall is forecasted to impact the area. Who’s ready for some DEEP powder days at California ski resorts?

3-5 FEET of Snow In The Sierra Wednesday Night – Saturday Morning.

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

The Winter Storm Watch is in effect for areas at an elevation higher than 2,000ft, but snow levels are expected to drop below valley floors by the time that Thursday night rolls around. 

Additional Storm Info:

Liquid precipitation totals through early Friday. Image: NOAA Sacramento, CA
Heavy snow is likely across the foothills and mountains of interior NorCal later this week. Image: NOAA Sacramento, CA

California: 3-5 FEET of Snow In The Sierra Wednesday Night – Saturday Morning

* Total snow accumulations of 3 to 5 feet in the Sierra
  with a foot or more at lower elevations.
- NOAA Reno, NV
6-10 day temperature outlook. Image: NOAA
6-10 day precipitation outlook. Image: NOAA

CA Winter Storm Watch:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Reno NV
330 AM PST Tue Feb 27 2018

CAZ071-072-NVZ002-272330-
/O.NEW.KREV.WS.A.0003.180301T1200Z-180303T1800Z/
Lassen-Eastern Plumas-Eastern Sierra Counties-
Greater Lake Tahoe Area-
Including the cities of Portola, Susanville, South Lake Tahoe,
Truckee, Stateline, and Incline Village
330 AM PST Tue Feb 27 2018

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH
SATURDAY MORNING...

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 5
  feet in the High Sierra above 7000 feet, with a couple feet of
  snow around the 6000 ft elevation, including Lake Tahoe. Up to a
  foot will be possible for lower elevations in northeastern
  California.

* WHERE...Greater Lake Tahoe Area and Lassen-Eastern Plumas-
  Eastern Sierra Counties.

* WHEN...From late Wednesday night through Saturday morning.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult to
  impossible. Damage to trees and power lines is possible.
  Significant reductions in visibility are possible.

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