Winter Weather Advisory Issued For California | 5-14″ of Snow Tonight – Thursday Morning

Chris Wallner | | WeatherWeather
PURPLE= Winter Weather Advisory. Image: NOAA

Another Spring Storm is on tap for the Sierra. This storm moves in tonight and is expected to stick around through Thursday morning. Another storm is expected to move in on Easter Sunday and it could be stronger.

5-14″ of snow is expected to fall Tonight – Thursday Morning.

7 day snowfall totals are looking good for California. Image: Tropical Tidbits
7 day precipitation totals. Image: NOAA

Snow Levels will start out around 7,000ft tonight and drop to 6000ft by early Thursday morning.

Additional Storm Information:

Winter Weather Advisory has been issued. Image: NOAA Sacramento, CA Today
“A typical spring storm will impact the Sierra and western Nevada Wednesday through Thursday. Gusty winds up to 55 mph in the valleys and greater than 80 mph along the Sierra ridges can be anticipated Wednesday through early Thursday.” – NOAA Reno, NV

California: 5-14″ of Snow Tonight-Thursday Morning

* Snow Accumulations: Above 7000 feet...5 to 10 inches with
  localized totals approaching 14 inches near the Sierra crest.
  Below 7000 feet...2 to 6 inches with localized totals of nearing
  9 inches west of Highway 89.
- NOAA Reno, NV
“Rain and mountain snow on the way for NORCAL later today through Thursday Night. Dry Friday and Saturday. Another system moves in Easter Sunday.” – NOAA Sacramento, CA
Southern Sierra snow levels are much higher. Image: NOAA Hanford, CA

Squaw Valley Winter Weather Advisory:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Reno NV

Greater Lake Tahoe Area-
Including the cities of South Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Stateline,
and Incline Village
253 AM PDT Wed Apr 12 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 11 AM PDT THURSDAY...

* Timing: Snow and rain will begin this afternoon and continue
  through Thursday morning, with a period of moderate to heavy
  snow tonight.

* Snow Accumulations: Above 7000 feet...5 to 10 inches with
  localized totals approaching 14 inches near the Sierra crest.
  Below 7000 feet...2 to 6 inches with localized totals of nearing
  9 inches west of Highway 89.

* Snow Levels: 7000 to 7500 feet this evening, lowering to near
  6000 feet by early Thursday morning.

* Winds: Southwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. Sierra
  ridge gusts up to 120 mph, with strongest winds likely tonight.

* Wave Heights on Lake Tahoe: 2 to 4 feet. Small boats, kayaks
  and paddle boards will be prone to capsizing and should
  remain off lake waters until conditions improve.

* Impacts: Snow will likely produce slick and hazardous conditions
  with poor visibility tonight into Thursday morning especially
  above 6500 feet. This includes most highways around the Tahoe
  basin including Interstate 80, Highway 50, and the Mount Rose
  Highway.
Squaw Valley lost the Belmont Park Shack. Image: Squaw Valley Facebook Page

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