This is getting silly. Storm after storm after storm in California this season with hardly a break between.
NOAA has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Tuesday-Wednesday that is calling for 6-18″ of snowfall with snow levels around 5,500-feet.
* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 TO 12 INCHES ABOVE 5500 FEET WITH LOCAL ACCUMULATIONS OF AROUND 18 INCHES POSSIBLE OVER THE PEAKS. - NOAA, Reno, NV today
Another storm is forecast to impact California on Saturday, then another on Monday.
"The next wave is forecast to move in sometime Friday night into Sunday. Models are fairly consistent with this wave but the GFS is about 6-9 hours faster than the ECMWF. At this point, looks like a decent shot at more widespread precipitation and moderate snow accumulations. Transitory ridging slides through late Sunday/early Monday before the next wet system presents itself late Monday into Tuesday." - NOAA Sacramento, CA today
California Snowfall Totals:
- Sugar Bowl = 252″
- Kirkwood = 222″
- Squaw = 213″
- Mammoth = 161″
CA Snowpack Numbers:
WINTER STORM WATCH for CALIFORNIA:
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA 330 AM PST MON JAN 11 2016 ...WINTER STORM WILL AFFECT THE REGION LATE TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING... .ANYONE PLANNING TRAVEL ACROSS THE NORTHERN SIERRA NEVADA LATER TUESDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY NIGHT SHOULD BE ALERT TO THE POSSIBILITY FOR SIGNIFICANT TRAVEL DELAYS AS ANOTHER WINTER STORM PASSES THROUGH NORTHERN CALIFORNIA. WESTERN PLUMAS COUNTY/LASSEN PARK- WEST SLOPE NORTHERN SIERRA NEVADA- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CHESTER...QUINCY...BLUE CANYON ...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SACRAMENTO HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING. * MAIN IMPACTS: TRAVEL DELAYS WITH CHAIN REQUIREMENTS POSSIBLE. * CONFIDENCE...MEDIUM. * TIMING...LATE TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING. * LOCATIONS...INTERSTATE 80 OVER DONNER PASS, HIGHWAYS 36 AND 44 NEAR LASSEN PARK, HIGHWAY 50 OVER ECHO SUMMIT AND HIGHWAY 88 OVER CARSON PASS. * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 TO 12 INCHES ABOVE 5500 FEET WITH LOCAL ACCUMULATIONS OF AROUND 18 INCHES POSSIBLE OVER THE PEAKS.