NOAA: Winter Weather Advisory for Squaw Valley, CA Saturday/Sunday | 5-8″ of SNOW Forecast

PURPLE = Winter Weather Advisory. image: noaa (modified by snowbrains), 5/25/19

Squaw Valley, CA’s last day of daily operations, Memorial Day, will be a Powder Day!

NOAA is calling for 5-8″ of snow above 7,500′ with snow levels down to 6,500′.

* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 8 inches of snow above 7500 feet. 1 to 3 inches of snow is possible between 6500 to 7500 feet. Locally higher amounts possible in Alpine and Northern Mono County. - NOAA Reno, NV today
Nate Kushlan in deep on Granite Chief today. image: snowbrains

How fitting for a season that has been littered with big, frequent, consistent snowfalls.

This was our very favorite season ever at Squaw in the 18 consecutive seasons we’ve spent here.

This has been Squaw’s 3rd snowiest winter so far with 715″ of snowfall thus far this season.

The GEM weather model showing significant snow for CA the next 7 days. image: tropicaltidbits.com

We had 6 legit powder days in the past week that got absolutely rowdy.

Rowdy Powder Day Evidence from May 19th & 20th:

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Reno NV 230 AM PDT Sat May 25 2019 Greater Lake Tahoe Area-Mono County- Including the cities of South Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Bridgeport, Coleville, Mammoth Lakes, Stateline, and Incline Village 230 AM PDT Sat May 25 2019 ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM SUNDAY TO 5 AM PDT MONDAY... * WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 8 inches of snow above 7500 feet. 1 to 3 inches of snow is possible between 6500 to 7500 feet. Locally higher amounts possible in Alpine and Northern Mono County. * WHERE...Greater Lake Tahoe Area and Mono County. * WHEN...From 5 AM Sunday to 5 AM PDT Monday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on slippery road conditions with chain controls possible along higher Sierra passes. Unusually wet and cold weather cold pose a risk to backcountry travelers.