NOAA has issued a Winter Storm Warning & Winter Weather Advisory for northern California today. 6-12″ of snow are forecast and the satellite imagery looks awesome.
Problem is the snow levels. Rained pretty high yesterday and we just got a report at 11:15am PST of rain on Donner Pass at 7,400-feet…
* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 TO 12 INCHES ABOVE 6500 FEET WITH HIGHER AMOUNTS HIGHER PEAKS LIKE LASSEN PEAK. - NOAA Reno, NV toady
Snow levels are a bit high again as they were way too high yesterday. 6,500-foot snow levels with this storm, although we know it’s raining at of 11:15am at 7,400-feet.
Squaw has gotten 241″ of snowfall this season.
Sugar Bowl has gotten 284″ of snowfall this season.
WINTER STORM WARNING for CALIFORNIA:
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA 352 AM PST SUN JAN 17 2016 ...MORE SNOW AND WIND THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT ABOVE 6500 FEET... .A STORM SYSTEM WILL BRING MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW AND WIND TO THE SIERRA LATER TODAY AND TONIGHT. TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES OVER THE SIERRA RANGE WILL WORSEN TONIGHT SO CARRY TIRE CHAINS AND EXTRA SUPPLIES. WEST SLOPE NORTHERN SIERRA NEVADA- INCLUDING THE CITY OF...BLUE CANYON ...WINTER STORM WARNING FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 10 AM PST MONDAY ABOVE 6500 FEET... * MAIN IMPACT...SLIPPERY SNOW COVERED ROADS WITH WINDY CONDITIONS AND TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. POOR VISIBILITY IN PERIODS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW. * TIMING...HEAVIEST SNOW WILL BEGIN OVER LASSEN PARK THIS AFTERNOON AND SPREAD SOUTHWARD OVER SIERRA THIS EVENING. * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 TO 12 INCHES ABOVE 6500 FEET WITH HIGHER AMOUNTS HIGHER PEAKS LIKE LASSEN PEAK.