NOAA: Winter Weather Advisory for Central California | Mammoth Mountain to See 6-12″ Today

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Snowfall probability. Credit: NOAA

The NOAA has issued a winter weather advisory for the storm system that will impact Central California through tonight. Mammoth Mountain could see total snow accumulations of 6 to 12 inches. Isolated amounts up to 18 inches are expected in the Southern Sierra Nevada above 7,000 feet. The majority of this precipitation will fall from 4 AM PST until 4 PM PST Wednesday afternoon.

WHAT...For the Winter Weather Advisory Wednesday, snow
accumulations 2 to 4 inches with up to 6 inches along and west
of Highway 395. For the Winter Storm Watch this weekend, heavy
snow is expected with snow accumulations of 3 to 12 inches east
of Highway 395, and 1 to 3 feet west of Highway 395. Winds
could gust as high as 55 mph.

* WHERE...Mono County.

* WHEN...For the Winter Weather Advisory, from 4 AM to 6 PM PST
Wednesday. For the Winter Storm Watch, from Friday afternoon
through Sunday morning.
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The extended forecast for mammoth. Credit: NOAA

The quick snowstorm will add to the massive amounts already seen in the Sierra Nevada last weekend, before another huge system bringing 1-3 FEET of fresh snow hits at the weekend.

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Hourly weather data. Credit: NOAA

Temperatures will remain in the low 20s, with light winds through Thursday.

Mammoth Mountain has had 73″ of snow so far this season, the majority coming last week. The base at the summit is 55″ and the resort is open top-to-bottom. As you can see in the video below, conditions are pretty sweet right now.

Weather permitting, lifts this week are chairs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11 and G1 & G2. From Saturday the resort plan to open Canyon Lodge / Eagle Lodges and the entire mountain to skiing and snowboarding.

GEM Snowfall Forecast:

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GEM 3-day snowfall forecast. Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Other Info:

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Credit: NWS Hanford
mammoth, california, forecast
Credit: NWS Hanford

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