The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for California. It is in effect through early Wednesday morning. This storm will be followed by another system that will hit California Friday – Saturday.
1 FOOT of snow is forecasted to fall Monday Night – Wednesday above 6500ft in California.
Snow levels are expected to start around 7000ft Monday Afternoon and they will drop to about 400oft by Wednesday Morning.
Additional Storm Information:
California Forecast: Up To 1 Foot of Snow Above 6500ft Monday Night – Wednesday
* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...4 to 8 inches above 6500 feet with local accumulations around a foot along the crest. - NOAA Sacramento, CA
Winter Weather Advisory:
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Sacramento CA 332 AM PDT Mon Mar 20 2017 ...Snow and Wind Impacts Sierra Nevada... .A Pacific weather system will bring lowering snow levels to just below pass levels tonight into Tuesday. Periods of moderate to heavy snow are possible late tonight and Tuesday. West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada- Including the city of Blue Canyon 332 AM PDT Mon Mar 20 2017 ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TUESDAY TO 1 AM PDT WEDNESDAY... * MAIN IMPACT...Travel delays with chain controls and slick roads. Limited visibility at times due to heavier snow and gusty wind. * TIMING...Late tonight through Tuesday. Heaviest precipitation is expected Tuesday. * LOCATIONS...Donner Pass on Interstate 80, Echo Summit on Highway 50 and Carson Pass on Highway 88. * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...4 to 8 inches above 6500 feet with local accumulations around a foot along the crest.