This Is How The West Will Be Won -- Feet Of Snow Possible In CA and OR

Take a look at the map above and rejoice in the fact that the parts of the west that haven't seen much of the November snow are going to get their fair share just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday break.

As of today, November 25, there are already several winter storm warnings in effect from the National Weather Service covering parts of California and Oregon. This includes the Lake Tahoe region and close to the entire Sierra Nevada range.

Credit: NWS Reno

These winter storm warnings are set to being Tuesday evening as the storm makes landfall, bringing with it low temps, high winds, and other coastal storm activity. As the storm moves inland and into the high elevations snow ranging from 1 to 3 feet will fall through Thursday night.

While this is going to be great news for the powder chasers out there, it's not so great news for those just looking to get to Grandma's house for the holiday. Along with the winter storm warnings come several travel advisories. Be prepared to be traveling in severe winter weather and take all precautions necessary. This would include getting to your destination as early as you can or by not traveling at all.

However, if you are able to get to the mountains safely, the possibility for the first real big powder could be yours. Though, with the wind advisories that are going into effect with the winter storm warnings, make sure your favorite mountain is not on a wind hold before you brave the storm.

Photo/Thumbnail Credit: National Weather Service


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