NOAA: Winter Weather Advisory Issued For CA | 1+ Feet of Snow Above 7,000ft Wednesday – Thursday

Chris Wallner | | WeatherWeather
PURPLE= Winter Weather Advisory. Image: NOAA

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for California. It is in effect from 4:00pm Wednesday Afternoon – 10:00am Thursday morning. The heaviest snowfall is forecasted to occur between 6:00pm Wednesday Night and 2:00am Thursday Morning. A strong cold front is expected to accompany this precipitation, so snow levels are forecasted to be relatively low.

1+ Feet of Snow Above 7,000ft Wednesday – Thursday In California.

7 day snowfall totals. Image: Tropical Tidbits
7 day precipitation totals. Image: NOAA

On Wednesday, snow levels are forecasted to start out around 4,000-6,000ft and are expected to drop down to 2,000-3,000ft by the time Thursday rolls around. 

Additional Storm Info:

Precipitation totals. Image: NOAA Sacramento
Weekly outlook. Image: NOAA Sacramento

California: 1+ Feet of Snow Above 7,000ft Wednesday – Thursday

* Total snow accumulations of 5 to 8 inches, 
  with localized amounts up to 14 inches above
  7000 feet.
- NOAA Reno, NV
Cold front on tap. Image: NOAA Reno
Impact timeline. Image: NOAA Reno
6-10 day temperature outlook. Image: NOAA
6-10 day precipitation outlook. Image: NOAA

CA Winter Weather Advisory:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Reno NV
343 AM PST Tue Jan 23 2018

Greater Lake Tahoe Area-
Including the cities of South Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Stateline,
and Incline Village
343 AM PST Tue Jan 23 2018

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM WEDNESDAY
TO 10 AM PST THURSDAY...

* WHAT...Snow expected. Plan on difficult travel conditions,
 including during the evening commute on Wednesday. Total snow
 accumulations of 5 to 8 inches, with localized amounts up to 14
 inches above 7000 feet.

* WHERE...Greater Lake Tahoe Area.

* WHEN...From 4 PM Wednesday to 10 AM PST Thursday. Heaviest snow
 most likely between 6 PM and 2 AM.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for reduced visibilities at
 times with gusty winds producing areas of blowing snow.
 Localized whiteout conditions possible over the Sierra passes.

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