Wait a second… It’s mid-June– What’s going on here?
Apparently La Niña is getting the memo that it’s time for her long-awaited return. Currently, reports indicate that the Sierra and parts of Lake Tahoe are seeing snow accumulate on the higher peaks and while much of that accumulation has fallen on the Shasta/Cascade region, it’s a welcome sight nonetheless.
Also, NOAA just announced a Winter Weather Advisory for Lassen Peak, California, which should be smack dab in the middle the oncoming storm. meteorologists are calling for up to 5″ on the upper reaches of Lassen Peak.
Related: 75% Chance of La Nina This Winter!
Winter Weather Advisory
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SACRAMENTO HAS ISSUED A WINTERWEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO 5 PM PDT THURSDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.
* MAIN IMPACTS: POSSIBLE TRAVEL DELAYS AND CHAIN CONTROLS OVER HIGHWAY 89. UNPREPARED TRAVELERS AND HIKERS IN THE LASSEN NATIONAL PARK AREA MAY EXPERIENCE TRAVEL DELAYS AND WINTER LIKE CONDITIONS WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY.
* TIMING…WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON
* LOCATIONS…HIGHWAY 89 THROUGH LASSEN NATIONAL PARK
* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…1 TO 2 INCHES ABOVE 6000 FT WITH 2 TO 5 INCHES ABOVE 7000 FT.