Winter-like conditions forecast in Truckee
The official start of summer is 10 days away, but it will feel more like winter on Sunday, June 11, and Monday, June 12, with the possibility of snow accumulation in Truckee.
“A strong storm rolling into the area will bring high temperatures as much as 25 degrees below normal, as well as rain and snow showers and breezy winds. The temperatures will feel downright frigid for June, especially in areas of overcast skies,” according to a special weather statement from the National Weather Service in Reno.
The forecast calls for 1-2 inches of snow accumulation in Truckee on Sunday evening, and about one-half inch of snow accumulation on Monday.
Snow is also possible above 6,000 feet Sunday through early Monday morning, with 2 to 4 inches of accumulation at elevations above 7,000 feet, according to the weather service. In northeast California, 4 to 8 inches of snow is possible above 6,500 feet, with a couple inches possible down to 5,500 feet.
“With the June sun angle, snow will melt off rapidly with impacts to mountain passes likely to be short-lived or limited to the overnight hours,” the weather service said. “However, even a short burst of accumulating snow can cause a significant travel hazard, so slow down if you end up in any snow showers.”