NOAA: Winter Weather Advisory Issued For California | 6-12″ of Snow On Wednesday

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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 1:00am pst – 9:00pm pst on Wednesday. High winds and heavy snowfall are forecasted to impact the area throughout that time period. The heaviest period of snowfall is forecasted to occur early Wednesday morning.

California:

  • 6-12″ of Snow Above 7,000ft On Wednesday

“Mountain snow returns late tonight into Wednesday evening. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for elevations above 6500 feet. Carry chains & check road conditions before you go!”

– NOAA Sacramento, CA

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

The Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for areas above 6,500ft.

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

Additional Storm Info:

Snowfall totals. Image: NOAA Sacramento, CA

California: 6-12″ of Snow Above 7,000ft On Wednesday

* Snow expected. 6 to 12 inches above 7000 feet 
  and west of Highway 89. Up to 3 inches possible
  at lake level.
- NOAA Reno, NV
Timing. Image: NOAA Reno, NV

 

Winter Weather Advisory:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Reno NV
221 AM PST Tue Jan 8 2019

Greater Lake Tahoe Area-
Including the cities of South Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Stateline,
and Incline Village

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 9 PM PST
WEDNESDAY...

* WHAT...Snow expected. 6 to 12 inches above 7000 feet and west of
  Highway 89. Up to 3 inches possible at lake level. Winds gusting
  as high as 90 mph along the crest. Hazardous boating conditions
  on Lake Tahoe with gusts up to 40 mph.

* WHERE...Greater Lake Tahoe Area.

* WHEN...From 1 AM to 9 PM PST Wednesday. Heaviest period of
  snowfall expected early Wednesday morning.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult. The
  hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening
  commute. Very strong winds could cause extensive tree damage.
6-10 day temperature outlook. Image: NOAA
6-10 day precipitation outlook. Image: NOAA

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