NOAA: Winter Weather Advisory for California | 1-4″ of Snow Forecast Saturday & Sunday

image: noaa, sacramento ca, 9/28/19

NOAA has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for California that is calling for 1-4″ of snow to fall in California this weekend.

Tahoe has seen 2 small snowfalls so far this month and Tahoe is still waiting for its first significant snowfall this season.

We understand that there is some conflicting info in this article as NOAA is in different places saying as many as 12″ some of their publications and as few as 4″ in others.

We like the snow forecast map below best as it appears to be the middle of the road with about 4-6″ forecast for Donner Pass.

Mammoth isn’t involved in this Winter Weather Advisory, yet they are the only ones who have seen snow thus far (image below).

Tioga Pass in Yosemite will close today at 4pm due to the incoming snow.

image: noaa, reno nv, 9/28/19
Mammoth Mountain, CA 9/28/19. image: mammoth
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Reno NV 1209 PM PDT Sat Sep 28 2019 Greater Lake Tahoe Area- 1209 PM PDT Sat Sep 28 2019 ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT THIS EVENING ABOVE 7000 FEET... * CHANGES...No changes from previous issuance. * WHAT...Snow expected above 7000 feet. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 4 inches. Generally up to an inch or so below 7000 feet. Winds gusting as high as 60 mph. * WHERE...Greater Lake Tahoe Area including Mt Rose, Echo, and Mt Rose Passes. * WHEN...From 2 PM to 11 PM PDT Saturday. * IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions, especially after sunset. Strong winds could cause tree damage.