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.
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:
California Forecast: 8-13″ of Snow Friday-Saturday Morning Above 6000ft
* SNOW AMOUNTS...8 TO 13 INCHES ABOVE 6000 FEET. - NOAA Reno, NV
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.