NOAA: Winter Weather Advisory for California Sunday-Monday | 4-12″ of Snow Forecast

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NOAA has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for California’s Sierra Nevada mountains on Sunday and Monday.

Lake Tahoe, Yosemite, and Mammoth are all forecast to se 6-12″ of snowfall above 7,000′.

Snow levels will start high around 9,000′ on Sunday before crashing down as low as 5,000′ on Monday.

Snow amounts Sunday night-Monday are projected to range from 6-12
inches above 7000 feet in the Sierra, but with the delay in
arrival of colder air, amounts down to lake level around Tahoe
look to be limited to 3 inches or less. Higher foothills in far
western NV and northeast CA (5500+ feet) could also receive an
inch or two of snow.
- NOAA Sacramento, CA today

video showing the timing of the storm and when it’ll start snowing in CA

It looks like CA ski resorts will experience a powder day on Monday with some leftovers on Tuesday hopefully.

Ski Resorts Open in California:

  • Squaw Valley
  • Boreal
  • Kirkwood
  • Hevaenly
  • Mammoth 
  • Mt. Rose, NV
“A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for portions of the Sierra above 7000 ft late Sunday into early Monday.” – NOAA, today
GEM forecasting about 10″ of snow for CA’s highest elevations next 54 hours. image:

Winter Weather Advisory for California:

National Weather Service Sacramento CA
1153 AM PST Sat Nov 25 2017
Western Plumas County/Lassen Park-
West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada-
1153 AM PST Sat Nov 25 2017


* WHAT...Wet snow and strong winds expected. Plan on difficult
  travel conditions and possible damage to trees and power lines.
  Total snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches, with localized
  amounts up to 12 inches, are expected.

* WHERE...Western Plumas County/Lassen Park and West Slope
  Northern Sierra Nevada including Interstate 80 over Donner Pass,
  Highway 50 over Echo Summit and Highway 88 over Carson Pass.

* WHEN...4 PM Sunday to 10 AM Monday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for reduced visibilities at
  times. Wind gusts over 50 mph possible.
“A winter weather advisory is in effect for the Sierra Nevada Range from Kings Canyon north above 7,000 ft Sunday afternoon into Monday. Eight to 15 inches possible with this system across the advised area. Possible travel delays and road closures and winter like conditions for back-country campers and hikers.” – NOAA today
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