Winter Storm Watch Issued For CA | 8-13″ of Snow Friday – Saturday Above 6000ft | Another System To Follow

Chris Wallner | | WeatherWeather
BLUE: Winter Storm Watch. Image: NOAA

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for much of the Eastern Sierra in California. It is in effect from late Thursday Night – Saturday Morning. More snow is expected to hit the area Sunday-Monday as well.

8 to 13″ of snow is expected to fall Friday – Saturday Morning.

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

Snow levels for this storm are expected to be around 6,000ft. Heavy snow will accumulate above that level and around 2″ of snow is expected to accumulate at the base of Lake Tahoe.

Additional Storm Information:

Next system is moving in. Image: NOAA Hanford, CA
This week’s precipitation totals. Image: NOAA Sacramento, CA

California Forecast: 8-13″ of Snow Friday-Saturday Morning Above 6000ft

* SNOW AMOUNTS...8 TO 13 INCHES ABOVE 6000 FEET.
- NOAA Reno, NV
10 day temperature outlook. Image: NOAA
6-10 day precipitation outlook. Image: NOAA

CA Winter Storm Watch:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Sacramento CA
403 AM PDT Thu Mar 23 2017

...Another round of snow for the Sierra passes...

.A Pacific frontal system is forecast to move through northern
California late tonight and Friday. This moderately cool system
will bring snowfall down to the Sierra passes and will likely
impact travel Friday through Saturday morning. In addition to the
snowfall, gusty winds are likely at times especially on Friday. If
planning travel through the Sierra Cascade range tonight through
early Saturday, expect delays and chain controls. Be prepared and
check the latest weather and road reports before departure.

West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada-
Including the city of Blue Canyon
403 AM PDT Thu Mar 23 2017

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE
FRIDAY NIGHT ABOVE 6000 FEET...

* TIMING...Snowfall beginning late tonight and lasting through
  Saturday morning.

* SNOW AMOUNTS...8 TO 13 INCHES ABOVE 6000 FEET.

* MAIN IMPACT...HEAVY SNOW OVER THE PASSES WITH TRAVEL DELAYS AND
  CHAIN CONTROLS EXPECTED.

* OTHER IMPACTS...Gusty winds up to 45 mph highest elevations
  causing white-out conditions at times.
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