Significant Snowfall Event Predicted This Week!
NOAA is forecasting a significant snowfall event will impact the Sierra Nevada mountains later this week. Beginning Thursday and into Friday experts are expecting snowfall from 1-3 feet in elevations over 7,000 feet.
From NOAA's feed:
A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON.
* TIMING: SNOW WILL INCREASE IN INTENSITY THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON.
* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 1 TO 3 FEET OF SNOW POSSIBLE ABOVE 7000 FEET
* SNOW LEVELS: 7000 TO 7500 FEET DROPPING TO 5000 TO 5500 FEET THURSDAY NIGHT. HEAVIER PRECIPITATION BANDS MAY LOCALLY LOWER SNOW LEVELS TO LAKE TAHOE LEVEL EARLY IN THE DAY ON THURSDAY.
* IMPACTS: WIND AND SNOW MAY COMBINE TO CREATE LOCALIZED BLIZZARD CONDITIONS WITH REDUCED VISIBILITY. SLICK AND HAZARDOUS ROAD CONDITIONS ARE LIKELY FOR THE HIGHEST PASSES WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR SLICK ROADS IN THE TAHOE BASIN. Now's the time to get in gear and get to Mammoth to make your #MammothStories!
See you on the hill!