4-8″ of snow are forecast for the High Sierra Nevada in California today through Tuesday from Yosemite down to the big mountains near 14,495-foot Mt. Whitney today. The further south you go the more snow is forecast.
Snow levels will be around 8,500-feet meaning that in the big mountains, we’ll have around 6,000-vertical feet of snow covered terrain this week. Boom.
“Winter Weather Advisory in effect from Yosemite National Park south through Tulare County at elevations above 8,500 feet from this morning to Tuesday morning. 1-4″ of snow are expected with locally higher amounts in Tulare County of 6-8″. Areas in purple on the map are locations that are above 8,500 feet.” – NOAA Hanford, CA
NOAA’S WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY:
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HANFORD CA 344 AM PDT SUN OCT 4 2015 SIERRA NEVADA FROM YOSEMITE TO KINGS CANYON ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT ABOVE 8500 FEET UNTIL 6 AM PDT TUESDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HANFORD HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW ABOVE 8500 FEET WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM PDT TUESDAY. * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...A LIGHT DUSTING TO 4 INCHES. * IMPACTS...HIKERS AND CAMPERS IN THE HIGH COUNTRY WILL BE SUBJECTED TO FREEZING TEMPERATURES...GUSTY WINDS AND SNOW AND FACE THE RISK OF HYPOTHERMIA. HIGHWAY 120 THROUGH TIOGA PASS MAY BECOME SLICK AND SNOW-COVERED. * WINDS...GENERALLY EAST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH LOCAL GUSTS TO 30 MPH OVER EXPOSED RIDGES. * TEMPERATURES...MAINLY IN THE 30S WITH WIND CHILL TEMPERATURES AS LOW AS THE TEENS.