NOAA: Winter Weather Advisory for California Today | 3-6″ of Snow Forecast

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Sugar Bowl, CA in Fall 2015. photo: sugar bowl
Sugar Bowl, CA in Fall 2015. photo: sugar bowl

NOAA has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for California today that is calling for 3-6″ of snowfall from Mt. Lassen down to northern border of Yosemite National Park.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...UP TO 3 INCHES OVER SIERRA NEVADA PASSES
  AND 4 TO 6 INCHES OVER LASSEN PARK.
- NOAA Reno, NV today

Snow levels are forecast to drop as low as 6,000-feet.  

* LOCATIONS...SIERRA NEVADA 6000 FEET AND ABOVE.
- NOAA Reno, NV today

video of the precipitation forecast in California today.  video:  noaa, today

Surf will be up on Lake Tahoe today as as well.  NOAA has issued a Lake Wind Advisory for Lake Tahoe.

* WAVE HEIGHTS: 1 TO 3 FEET...ESPECIALLY FROM MID-LAKE TO NORTH
  AND EASTERN SHORES.
- NOAA Reno, NV today
PURPLE = Winter Weather Advisory for CA today. image: noaa, today
PURPLE = Winter Weather Advisory for CA today. image: noaa, today

“As a low pressure system and cold front approach the region, winds will increase and become strong and gusty Sunday afternoon. Wind gusts could reach as high as 45 mph.

Valley rain showers are also possible by Sunday afternoon across western Nevada with snow showers and up to a few inches of snow accumulations possible at Sierra pass levels as snow levels drop to 6,500-7,000’ through early evening.” – NOAA Reno, NV today

Snow very probable in California on Monday. image: noaa, today
Snow very probable in California on Monday. image: noaa, today

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for CALIFORNIA:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
324 AM PDT SUN OCT 2 2016

...SIERRA SNOW LIKELY TO CAUSE TRAVEL DELAYS TODAY...

.A COLD LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL IMPACT INTERIOR NORTHERN
CALIFORNIA TODAY AND TONIGHT... BRINGING EARLY SEASON SNOW TO THE
NORTHERN SIERRA AND LASSEN PARK. SNOW LEVELS WILL LOWER TO BELOW
PASS LEVELS THIS AFTERNOON... AND A FEW INCHES OF SNOW
ACCUMULATION ARE EXPECTED THROUGH TONIGHT.

GIVEN THE LONG STRETCH OF DRY WEATHER WE`VE EXPERIENCED... AND
TRADITIONALLY HEAVY WEEKEND TRAFFIC OVER THE MOUNTAINS... MAJOR
TRAVEL HEADACHES WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH EVEN MINOR SNOW
ACCUMULATIONS.

WESTERN PLUMAS COUNTY/LASSEN PARK-
WEST SLOPE NORTHERN SIERRA NEVADA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CHESTER...QUINCY...BLUE CANYON
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS
MORNING TO 5 AM PDT MONDAY...

* MAIN IMPACTS...WET AND SLICK ROADS DUE TO RAIN AND SNOW.
  TRAVEL DELAYS LIKELY.

* TIMING...PRECIPITATION BEGINS LATE THIS MORNING WITH
  ACCUMULATING SNOW THIS AFTERNOON AND OVERNIGHT.

* LOCATIONS...SIERRA NEVADA 6000 FEET AND ABOVE.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...UP TO 3 INCHES OVER SIERRA NEVADA PASSES
  AND 4 TO 6 INCHES OVER LASSEN PARK.

 

image: noaa, today
image: noaa, yesterday

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