Up to 30″ of New Snow in California Past 2-Days + Photo Tour | 2-5″ of Snow Forecast Today

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image: noaa, today
image: noaa, today

California ski resorts harvested huge amounts of snow (up to 30″) and wind (winds up to 123mph at Squaw) on Wednesday & Thursday.  The storm caused chaos in Tahoe.  Avalanches across roads, ski resorts closed, highways closed.

An avalanche buried two cars and damaged a home and buried Alpine Meadows Road under 5-feet of snow yesterday around 8am.  

Alpine Meadows didn’t open yesterday due to avalanche danger.  Squaw was able to open Red Dog & Squaw Creek at 1:18pm but none of the upper mountain due to avalanche danger and wind.

Winds were raging yesterday with Alpine seeing a gust of 104mph at 10am.

104mph wind gust at Alpine Meadows at 10am today. image: noaa, today
104mph wind gust at Alpine Meadows at 10am today. image: noaa, today
Map showing how much snow fell where in CA yesterday.  image:  noaa, today
Map showing how much snow fell where in CA yesterday. image: noaa, today

Kirkwood and Mammoth and Homewood were able to get lots open yesterday and the skiing was unreal.  

Snow continues today in California with NOAA issuing a Winter Weather Advisory calling for 2-5 inches of snowfall today between 2pm and 8pm.  Snow levels will be around 5,000-feet.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATIONS 2 TO 5 INCHES ABOVE 5000 FEET.

* SNOW LEVELS...NEAR 5000 FEET. - NOAA Reno, NV today
image: noaa, today
image: noaa, today

California ski resorts are looking good right now with 7 ski resorts with over 300″ of snowfall so far this season and Sugar Bowl nearly about to break 400″ as they are sitting at 380″ right now.

The overall Sierra Nevada snowpack is sitting at 93% of average to date today.

image: nws, today
image: nws, yesterday

CA SKI RESORTS WITH OVER 300″ OF SNOWFALL THIS SEASON:

  • Sugar Bowl = 380″
  • Sierra = 346″
  • Boreal = 345″
  • Northstar = 338″
  • Kirkwood = 328″
  • Squaw = 323″
  • Alpine Meadows = 314″
how much precip CA saw past two days.
how much liq precip CA saw past two days.

2-DAY CALIFORNIA SKI RESORT SNOW TOTALS:

***

Squaw = 30″

Squaw today. photo: squaw
Squaw today. photo: squaw

Northstar = 30″

Heavenly = 30″

Sugar Bowl = 29″

Sugar Bowl yesterday. photo: sugar bowl
Sugar Bowl yesterday. photo: sugar bowl

Sierra = 27″

Boreal = 25″

Kirkwood = 24″

Kirkwood, CA yesterday. photo: kirkwood
Kirkwood, CA yesterday. photo: kirkwood

Mt. Rose, NV = 24″

Mt. Rose, NV yesterday. photo: mt. rose
Mt. Rose, NV yesterday. photo: mt. rose

Alpine Meadows = 23″

Diamond Peak, NV = 20″

Diamond Peak, NV yesterday. photo: diamond peak
Diamond Peak, NV yesterday. photo: diamond peak

Homewood = 19″

Homewood yesterday. photo: homewood
Homewood yesterday. photo: homewood

Mammoth = 19″

Mammoth yesterday. Josh Wray/Mammoth Lakes Tourism
Mammoth yesterday. Josh Wray/Mammoth Lakes Tourism

Bear Valley = 17″

Dodge Ridge = 14″

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for CALIFORNIA:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
829 PM PST THU FEB 18 2016

...NEXT ROUND OF SIERRA SNOW ARRIVES FRIDAY...

.LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE TO LINGER OVER THE WESTERN
SIERRA SLOPES NORTH OF I-80 INTO TOMORROW MORNING. ANOTHER
ROUND OF SNOW EXPECTED LATE FRIDAY MORNING INTO FRIDAY EVENING.
THIS SECOND WAVE WILL BE WEAKER...BUT STILL IMPACT SIERRA TRAVEL
NEAR THE I-80 CORRIDOR AND LOCATIONS TO THE NORTH.

WEST SLOPE NORTHERN SIERRA NEVADA-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...BLUE CANYON

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM TO 8 PM PST
FRIDAY...

* MAIN IMPACT: PERIODS OF SNOW AND BREEZY WINDS. EXPECT HAZARDOUS
  TRAVEL...POSSIBLE CHAIN REQUIREMENTS AND DELAYS.

* TIMING...ANOTHER ROUND OF SNOW EXPECTED LATE FRIDAY MORNING
  INTO FRIDAY EVENING.

* LOCATIONS...INTERSTATE 80 AND ROADWAYS TO THE NORTH.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATIONS 2 TO 5 INCHES ABOVE 5000 FEET.

* SNOW LEVELS...NEAR 5000 FEET.

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