This is hard to believe… It’s June and NOAA has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the High Sierra with up to 8″ of snowfall forecast tomorrow.
* SNOW ACCUMULATION...2-4 INCHES ABOVE 10,500 FEET. ISOLATED LOCATIONS COULD SEE AS MUCH AS 8 INCHES OF SNOW. A DUSTING OF SNOW WILL BE POSSIBLE JUST BELOW 10,000 FEET. - NOAA Hanford, CA today
We’ve still got our fingers crossed for a mini powder day at Mammoth in the coming days. Mammoth is one of only 3 ski resorts still open in North America and they won’t close until the 4th of July.
This could also mean a great backcountry powder day off the High Sierra passes: 9,624′ Sonora Pass and 9,943′ Tioga Pass. Heads up for avalanches, people!
“Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for locations above 10,500 feet along the southern Sierra Nevada especially north of Sequoia National Park. Snowfall of 2 to 4 inches will be possible in many locations and could be as high as 8 inches in a few isolated locations. If camping and hiking in these areas be sure to properly prepare for winter-like conditions by bringing winter clothing and supplies.” – NOAA Hanford, CA today
Lake Tahoe should also have some surfable waves as it did earlier this week. Very rare for June.
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for CALIFORNIA:
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HANFORD CA 114 PM PDT SAT JUN 11 2016 SIERRA NEVADA FROM YOSEMITE TO KINGS CANYON- TULARE COUNTY MOUNTAINS- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...DEVILS POSTPILE...FLORENCE LAKE... LAKE THOMAS EDISON...TUOLUMNE MEADOWS...BASS LAKE...FISH CAMP... WAWONA...CAMP NELSON...GIANT FOREST...LODGEPOLE...GRANT GROVE... JOHNSONDALE ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM TO 11 PM PDT SUNDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HANFORD HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW ABOVE 10,500 FEET...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM TO 11 PM PDT SUNDAY. * TIMING...8 AM THROUGH 11 PM SUNDAY. * SNOW ACCUMULATION...2-4 INCHES ABOVE 10,500 FEET. ISOLATED LOCATIONS COULD SEE AS MUCH AS 8 INCHES OF SNOW. A DUSTING OF SNOW WILL BE POSSIBLE JUST BELOW 10,000 FEET. * MAIN IMPACT...RAPIDLY CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS FOR HIKERS IN THE SIERRA NEVADA ABOVE 10,500 FEET MAINLY FROM SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK NORTHWARD. HIKERS SHOULD PREPARE FOR WINTER LIKE CONDITIONS.