NOAA: Winter Weather Advisory Issued For California | 4-8+” of Snow Friday Morning – Saturday

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PURPLE= Winter Weather Advisory. Image: NOAA

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for California.

It’s in effect from 11:00am Friday morning – 5:00pm Saturday evening.

Persistent snowfall is forecasted to impact the area, which is expected to make travel difficult.


  • 4-8+” of Snow Friday Morning – Saturday

“A mixed bag of weather is expected this weekend. Friday afternoon and Saturday will start the weekend out wet with rain and mountain snow likely. Enough snowfall is expected to cause some travel difficulties over the Sierra Cascade range. Mostly fair skies expected Sunday.”

– NOAA Sacramento, CA

Secure your Ikon Pass today, so you don’t miss out on any powder days like these next season.

7 day snowfall totals are looking GOOD. Image: Tropical Tidbits
7 day precipitation totals. Image: NOAA

Snow levels will start out around 5,500ft before dropping down to 4,500ft on Saturday.

The 6-10 day outlook calls for above average precipitation and below average temperatures in California.

Additional Storm Info:

Snowfall totals. Image: NOAA Sacramento, CA

California: 4-8+” of Snow Friday Morning – Saturday

* Snow expected. Plan on slippery road conditions. Total
  snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches, with localized 
  amounts up to 12 inches, are expected.
- NOAA Sacramento, CA
Weather outlook. Image: NOAA Sacramento, CA

Winter Weather Advisory:

National Weather Service Sacramento CA
405 AM PDT Thu Mar 21 2019

...Sierra Snow during First Half of Weekend...

.A Pacific frontal system if forecast to move into northern
California Friday morning with higher elevation snow expected
over the Sierra Cascade range Friday afternoon. The heaviest
snowfall is expected Friday night with a transition to showers
during the day on Saturday. Several inches of snow are expected
from Friday night through Saturday afternoon with up to 1 foot of
snow expected at the highest elevations. Mountain travel impacts
are likely during this time. Carry tire chains if planning
mountain travel this weekend and check the latest road and weather
departs before departure.

Western Plumas County/Lassen Park-
West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada-


* WHAT...Snow expected. Plan on slippery road conditions. Total
  snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches, with localized amounts up
  to 12 inches, are expected.

* WHERE...Western Plumas County/Lassen Park and West Slope
  Northern Sierra Nevada.

* WHEN...11 AM Friday to 5 PM Saturday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for reduced visibilities at
6-10 day temperature outlook. Image: NOAA
6-10 day precipitation outlook. Image: NOAA

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