NOAA: Up To A FOOT Of Snow Forecasted for California By Tomorrow!

NOAA: Up To A FOOT Of Snow Forecasted for California By Tomorrow!

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NOAA: Up To A FOOT Of Snow Forecasted for California By Tomorrow!

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A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the Sierra Nevada & Cascade mountains of California.  This cold weather system heading down from the Gulf of Alaska is forecasted to drop up to a foot of snow.  This advisory is in effect for 24 hours beginning today at 4pm today.

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV

…COLD WITH SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY TONIGHT AND MONDAY…

FAST MOVING LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE ACROSS THE SIERRA AND WESTERN NEVADA THROUGH MONDAY. THIS WEATHER SYSTEM WILL BRING A ROUND OF SNOW SHOWERS TO THE SIERRA AND WESTERN NEVADA.

* TIMING: SNOW SHOWERS WILL MOVE INTO NORTHEAST CALIFORNIA THIS AFTERNOON AND THEN SPREAD SOUTH ALONG THE SIERRA CREST THIS EVENING AND INTO WESTERN NEVADA OVERNIGHT. A SECOND WAVE OF MODERATE SNOWFALL IS POSSIBLE FOR THE SIERRA AND WESTERN NEVADA LATE MONDAY AFTERNOON AND MONDAY NIGHT. CONFIDENCE IN THE TRACK OF THIS SECOND BAND OF SNOW IS LOWER BUT THE LATEST PROJECTIONS PLACE THE BEST CHANCE FOR ACCUMULATING SNOW SOUTH OF HIGHWAY 50.

* STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL POTENTIAL: 6 TO 12 INCHES OF SNOW ABOVE 7000 FEET IN THE SIERRA WITH 3 TO 6 INCHES IN THE SIERRA AND NORTHEAST CALIFORNIA BETWEEN 5000 AND 7000 FEET. FOR WESTERN NEVADA…AN INCH OR LESS EXCEPT FOR LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ESPECIALLY FOOTHILL LOCATIONS.

* IMPACTS: SLICK AND HAZARDOUS ROADS WITH POSSIBLE TRAVEL DELAYS. CHAINS AND SNOW TIRES WILL LIKELY BE NEEDED THROUGHOUT THE SIERRA TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING. FOR WESTERN NEVADA LOCATIONS…CONDITIONS WILL BE MORE VARIABLE WITH THE MOST LIKELY PERIOD OF IMPACT LATE MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING WHEN THE COMBINATION OF LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS AND TEMPERATURES BELOW FREEZING COULD CREATE HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS.

IF YOU ARE PLANNING TRAVEL OR OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING…KEEP UP TO DATE WITH THE LATEST INFORMATION ON THIS STORM SYSTEM. BE SURE YOUR TIRES HAVE SUFFICIENT TREAD DEPTH…AND CARRY CHAINS ESPECIALLY IF PLANNING TRAVEL THROUGH THE SIERRA.

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