West Coast Outdoor Weather 12-17-2015  The Washington Cascades can expect some light precipitation at times for Saturday. Then on Sunday some moderate precipitation with snow levels close to 3000 feet and new snow at 15 to 20 inches for day and perhaps more near Mt. Baker and Mt. Rainier.
For much of the  Sierra (Lake Tahoe and north)  20 to 30 inches of snow at 4000 for Saturday (see map below- deep trough that moves in ) with light amounts on Sunday.
Trough of low pressure: Credit NOAA
Trough of low pressure: Credit NOAA
How about the weather for this coming week starting 12-21-2015?   The Washington Cascades  can expect snow on and off for Monday through Wednesday with snow levels close to 3000 feet. For much of the Sierra moderate snow for Monday and Tuesday , perhaps 10 inches each day with snow levels at 6000 to 7000 feet. Wednesday should be dry.
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