NOAA: Winter Storm Watch Issued For Mammoth Mountain, CA | Up To 12″ of Snow Saturday Night – Sunday Night

BLUE= Winter Storm Watch. Image: NOAA

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Mammoth Mountain, CA.

It’s in effect from 5:00am Sunday morning – 5:00am Monday morning.

High winds and heavy snowfall are expected to impact the area throughout that time.

Storm Summary:

  • Up To 12″ Of Snow Above 7,000ft Saturday Night – Sunday Night
  • Winds Gusting As High As 40 MPH

“Out of season winter storm will create hazardous conditions for people in the Southern Sierra Nevada Sunday through early Monday morning. Travel could be difficult due to blowing snow and slick roads.”

– NOAA Hanford, CA

7 day snowfall totals. Image: Tropical Tidbits
7 day precipitation totals. Image: NOAA

Snow levels are expected to hover around 6,000ft.

The 6-10 day outlook calls for above average precipitation and above average temperatures in California.

Additional Storm Info:

Winter Storm Watch. Image: NOAA Hanford, CA

California: Up To 12″ Of Snow Above 7,000ft Saturday Night – Sunday Night

* Heavy snow possible above 6000 feet. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches possible above 6000 feet, with up to 12 inches possible above 7000 feet. - NOAA Hanford, CA
Snowfall totals. Image: NOAA Sacramento, CA

Winter Storm Watch:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Hanford CA 104 PM PDT Fri May 24 2019 Central Sierra-North Kings River-Sequoia Kings- Including the cities of Devils Postpile, Florence Lake, Lake Thomas Edison, Tuolumne Meadows, Shaver Lake, Lodgepole, and Grant Grove ...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH LATE SUNDAY NIGHT ABOVE 6000 FEET... * WHAT...Heavy snow possible above 6000 feet. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches possible above 6000 feet, with up to 12 inches possible above 7000 feet. Winds gusting as high as 40 mph. * WHERE...Central Sierra, North Kings River and Sequoia Kings above 6000 feet. * WHEN...From late Saturday night through late Sunday night. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on slippery road conditions. Conditions may become dangerous to campers and hikers throughout the Sierra Nevada.
6-10 day temperature outlook. Image: NOAA
6-10 day precipitation outlook. Image: NOAA