NOAA has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the Sierra Nevada & Cascade mountains of California today that includes Lake Tahoe & Mammoth. This advisory is in effect for 24 hours beginning today at 4pm.
This storm will be cold since its coming directly from the Gulf of Alaska to California. The Mammoth area is forecast to get more snow than the Tahoe area.
A WEATHER SYSTEM FROM THE GULF OF ALASKA WILL BE SPREADING SNOW INTO THE NORTHERN SIERRA NEVADA AND SOUTHERN CASCADE MOUNTAIN RANGES DURING THE DAY TODAY. - NOAA Reno, NV
NOAA is calling for 4-7″ of snowfall with up to 12″ of snow at ‘ski resort locations.’
* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...4 TO 8 INCHES WITH LOCAL AMOUNTS OF UP TO 12 INCHES ABOVE 7000 FEET. - NOAA Hanford, CA
Snow Levels are forecast to start around 7,000-feet before dropping as low as 3,500-feet by Monday.
SNOW LEVELS WILL LOWER TO 3500 TO 4000 FEET WITH POSSIBLE ADDITIONAL LOCAL ACCUMULATIONS. - NOAA Reno, NV
Last week’s storm in California dropped 12″ of snow on the upper mountains of Lake Tahoe ski resorts and up to 30″ of snow on Mammoth. The coming storm is forecast to bring a bit less precipitation, lower snow levels, and higher snow ratios.
Mammoth, Boreal, and Mountain High are open in California right now and Mt. Rose is open in Lake Tahoe, NV. All these ski resorts are forecast to see snow from this storm.
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for CALIFORNIA:
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA 506 AM PST SUN NOV 8 2015 ...SNOW COMING TO THE SIERRA NEVADA AND SOUTHERN CASCADES THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY MONDAY... .A WEATHER SYSTEM FROM THE GULF OF ALASKA WILL BE SPREADING SNOW INTO THE NORTHERN SIERRA NEVADA AND SOUTHERN CASCADE MOUNTAIN RANGES DURING THE DAY TODAY. SNOW LEVELS WILL BE LOWERING THROUGH THE DAY AND INTO THE NIGHT AS COLDER AIR SPREADS INTO THE STATE. FOUR TO SEVEN INCHES OF SNOW IS FORECAST OVER A WIDE AREA...WITH ISOLATED AMOUNTS OF 8 TO 10 INCHES OVER THE HIGHER REMOTE PEAKS BY EARLY MONDAY. WIDESPREAD SNOW WILL TAPER OFF ON MONDAY BUT COLD AND UNSTABLE AIR OVER THE REGION WILL CAUSE SNOW SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. SNOW LEVELS WILL LOWER TO 3500 TO 4000 FEET WITH POSSIBLE ADDITIONAL LOCAL ACCUMULATIONS. WEST SLOPE NORTHERN SIERRA NEVADA- INCLUDING THE CITY OF...BLUE CANYON ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 4 AM PST MONDAY... * MAIN IMPACT...SLIPPERY ROADS...TRAVEL DELAYS...POSSIBLE CHAIN CONTROLS SUNDAY EVENING. * TIMING...SNOW BEGINNING THIS AFTERNOON AND INCREASING IN INTENSITY THROUGH THE EVENING. * LOCATIONS...BLUE CANYON AND DONNER SUMMIT ON INTERSTATE 80... AND ECHO SUMMIT ON HIGHWAY 50...AND CARSON PASS ON HIGHWAY 88. * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...4 TO 7 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS OVER HIGHER SKI RESORT LOCATIONS. * SNOW LEVELS...6500 TO 7000 FEET THIS AFTERNOON LOWERING TO 4500 FEET TONIGHT.