Mono Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Special Statement
Issued: 4:00 PM PDT Mar. 18, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Unsettled weather returns to eastern California and western
Nevada this week...

Active weather pattern returns Tuesday night as low pressure moves
into the region. This is a much weaker storm than others we have
seen this season. Even though some light to moderate rainfall is
expected with this storm, no flooding is expected at this time.

Snow levels will start out near 8000 feet Tuesday evening, then
fall to near 6000 feet by Wednesday morning. Snow amounts in the
High Sierra above 7000 feet will be around 4 to 8 inches by noon
on Wednesday, with up to a couple inches down to 6000 feet
including Lake Tahoe. Most precipitation below 6000 feet will be
rain.

Showers continue Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning with an
additional inch or two of snow above 6000 feet by Thursday
morning. Plan on widespread snow pellet showers across the region
on Wednesday afternoon along with a chance of thunder as well.

Anyone with travel plans over the Sierra passes Wednesday morning
or Thursday morning should be prepared for the potential for slow
Downs and chain controls. Road conditions during the daylight
hours on Wednesday will likely improve drastically.



400 PM PDT Mon Mar 18 2019

... Unsettled weather returns to eastern California and western
Nevada this week...

Active weather pattern returns Tuesday night as low pressure moves
into the region. This is a much weaker storm than others we have
seen this season. Even though some light to moderate rainfall is
expected with this storm, no flooding is expected at this time.

Snow levels will start out near 8000 feet Tuesday evening, then
fall to near 6000 feet by Wednesday morning. Snow amounts in the
High Sierra above 7000 feet will be around 4 to 8 inches by noon
on Wednesday, with up to a couple inches down to 6000 feet
including Lake Tahoe. Most precipitation below 6000 feet will be
rain.

Showers continue Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning with an
additional inch or two of snow above 6000 feet by Thursday
morning. Plan on widespread snow pellet showers across the region
on Wednesday afternoon along with a chance of thunder as well.

Anyone with travel plans over the Sierra passes Wednesday morning
or Thursday morning should be prepared for the potential for slow
Downs and chain controls. Road conditions during the daylight
hours on Wednesday will likely improve drastically.