NOAA has issued a Winter Weather Advisory that is forecasting up to 6″ for the northern Sierra, and 3″ for the Greater Lake Tahoe area and Truckee. Snow showers are expected to continue through Monday afternoon. Take precautions if traveling through the mountains!
Snow levels are forecast to start at 7,000′ and drop down to 6,000′.
The NOAA issued a Special Weather Statement for California on Thursday, and yesterday evening issued this Winter Weather Advisory. North Red Rock, NV received 8″ yesterday.
Reno-Tahoe airport received a dusting of snow on Saturday 28th September, the first time measurable snowfall has fallen in September there since 2007.
The snow over the weekend enabled keen powder hounds to get out and make the first turns of the season in Tahoe.
When asked about what this means for winter, if anything, NWS Reno Nevada had this to say:
We know the question many of you likely have is what does this mean for winter…well we can’t say there is any correlation and honestly anything can still happen. The current state of the science is not at the point where we can make accurate seasonal predictions. Probably not what you want to hear, but just trying to keep it real 🙂