Winter Weather Advisory: Incoming Storm Could Bring a Foot of Snow to the NorCal Mountains

It’s been a dry start to the winter, but the UC Berkeley Central Sierra Snow Lab has just made an exciting announcement: the first significant snowfall of the season is on its way to Northern California. It could bring more than a foot of snow to the Sierra.

According to weather models, a two-day snowstorm is set to blanket the region, beginning on Wednesday. The initial round, starting Wednesday evening, is projected to bring between 3 to 6 inches of snow.

By 4 p.m. on Wednesday, a large swath of the Central and Northern Sierra Nevada, along with southern Siskiyou County, should expect to see 1 to 6 inches of snow. As the storm progresses into the night, the Central Sierra is likely to receive at least 3 inches of snow by 7 p.m. By the morning of Thursday, many areas in the Central and Northern Sierra Nevada can anticipate a snowy delight of around 8 to 10 inches.

To the northwest near Yreka, a potent snowstorm will sweep down from Oregon, covering a substantial part of the region. This snowfall will intensify, with significant accumulation forecasted along the Sierra, Coastal Range, and the far northern reaches of California by 4 p.m. on Thursday.

Current models suggest that this heavy snowfall will persist until 7 a.m. on Friday.

The UC Berkeley Central Sierra Snow Lab predicts a total snowfall of 7 to 14 inches between Wednesday and Thursday. So, Northern California, get your winter gear ready for a picturesque snowfall!

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