The snow is falling in the Sierra and it’s enough to make us yearn for the smell of fresh wax and ski boots.
This morning, Sugarbowl woke up to a dusting along with Northstar, Kirkwood, and Mt Rose. Squaw saw the tiniest bit of snow, so much so we have a hard time even calling it ‘snow.’ Down south, Mammoth Mountain appears to be the breadwinner and will have some pretty stunning views once the storm moves out.
Sugar Bowl Forecast:
Winter Weather Advisory
…Unseasonably Early Snow Over Northern Sierra Today into Early Tonight…
An unseasonably cool weather system will bring early season snow to the Northern Sierra today into early tonight. Snow levels are expected to range from 6000 to 7000 feet with main snow accumulations above 7000 feet. There could be 3 to 6 inches of snow along Interstate 80 above 7000 feet…impacting areas near Donner pass. Up to 8 inches is possible over higher peaks of the Sierra Nevada. Motorists traveling into these areas today and early tonight should be prepared for slick roads.
…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM THIS MORNING TO 11 PM PDT THIS EVENING…
The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for early season snow, which is in effect from 8 AM PDT this morning to 11 PM PDT this evening.
* TIMING…From this morning into early tonight.
* MAIN IMPACT…Slick roads may bring spin-outs and longer travel times. Outdoor events and recreation may be impacted.
* LOCATIONS…Western Sierra Slopes, Interstate 80 impacting areas near Donner pass, Highway 50, high elevation campgrounds and trails.
* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…3 to 6 inches possible above 7000 feet with
up to 8 inches over higher Sierra peaks.