A brief spring storm delivered a welcome batch of rain to Northern California on Saturday as well as an unexpectedly hearty supply of snow that closed roads in Yosemite National Park and made tire chains a requirement in the mountain passes around Lake Tahoe.
A late season storm blowing in from the north has triggered a winter weather advisory in the Sierra, where several inches of snow is expected at Lake Tahoe Saturday and up to a foot in the upper elevations.
Clyde Froehlich says the rain doesn’t put a damper on his online business, Blue Barrel Systems, where he sells do-it-yourself rain barrel kits. He says sales have shot up since Gov. Jerry Brown ordered a mandatory 25 percent cut in usage.
Forecasters say that welcomed rain and snow are falling in Northern California, but the wet weather will do little to ease a drought gripping the state.
Gov. Jerry Brown has approved a plan injecting $1 billion of water spending into California as it grapples with a historic drought.
The rain turned into snow a lot lower than expected making for a mess on the roadways. In the Blue Canyon area, Hector Ochoa and his family weren’t expecting to get stuck in four hours of messy traffic between Sacramento and Kingvale.
We’re expecting to see some significant rain this weekend. Even though we will see a mix of clouds and sunshine today, no wet weather will reach our region. The weather will be quiet between now […]
Two photos, one taken on February 1, 2014 and another taken exactly a year later, show just how non-existent the Sierra snowpack is this year.
A ridge of high pressure has kept California high and dry during the month of January, but signs are pointing toward the ridge moving eastward. As the ridge moves, an atmospheric river would likely aim for the coast, possibly bringing rain to the Sacramento region.
Traffic is understandably moving a little slower this morning and drivers make their way to work through the dense fog.
The overall wind pattern remains light, allowing patchy fog to develop. The upper cloud cover is non-existent and a ridge of high pressure is developing and pushes to the north.
Recent heavy rains have brought a blooming of mushrooms to parts of Northern California.