Storm after storm has put the Sierra in a high avalanche risk. Already this week, two have been deadly.
Forecasters say a winter storm moving over Northern California could bring the wettest week yet this year.
Sierra businesses are getting pumped up for the weather change.
Roads were slick and the slopes were packed thanks to an early November storm that brought heavy precipitation and cold temperatures to Northern California on Saturday.
Two solid weeks of storms crippled several businesses after the accumulating snowfall finally crushed their roofs.
The latest in a string of powerful storms is dropping heavy snow and causing school closures and traffic delays Friday in the Lake Tahoe-Reno area.
A storm in the Sierra packing wind gusts up to 100 mph has dumped a foot of new snow on the mountains above Lake Tahoe. It’s also causing major power outages, flight delays and travel headaches on area highways.
The snowpack in California’s mountains is holding nearly twice as much water than average for this time of year.
The rains and snows that returned to California Christmas night caused some traffic closures, but there were no immediate reports of serious flooding.
Skiers and snowboarders are packing the slopes in the Sierra Nevada to take advantage of what resorts are calling the best early-season skiing conditions in decades.
Get ready for the rain and snow. A big storm is beginning to move over Northern California.