Snow Level Guide (Sierra / Coastal Mountains)

If you know your forecast area's barometric pressure in millibars and temperature in °C, this table provides accurate predictions of your area's snow level. Use this table in conjunction with data that you can find at NeXt Lab.

700 mb Temperature (°C) Snow Level - Mod-Heavy Precip / Fall-Winter (ft) Snow Level - Light Precip Day / Early Fall or Spring (ft)
0 8000 8500-9000
-1 7500 8000-8500
-2 7000 7500-8000
-3 6500 7000-7500
-4 6000 6500-7000
-5 5000-5500 6000-6500
-6 4500-5000 5500-6000
-7 4000-4500 5000-5500
-8 3500-4000 4500-5000
-9 3000-3500 4000-4500
-10 2500-3000 3500-4000
-11 2000-2500 Too Few Cases
-12 1500-2000 "
-13 1000-1500 "
-14 500-1000 "