Winter doesn’t seem to want to go away in the Sierra Nevada.
A late-season Pacific storm brought rain and snow to California on Friday, though it was not expected to make much of a dent in the state’s ongoing drought.
State surveyors will travel up the High Sierra on Tuesday to take their monthly measurements of the snowpack, learning if recent storms brought any relief to California’s drought.
The first wave of a powerful Pacific storm spread rain and snow early Friday through much of California, where communities endangered by a wildfire just weeks ago now faced the threat of mud and debris flows.
With round one of the storm over, there are a few lingering showers in the valley this morning. Skies will clear this afternoon, with rain and snow in the foothills and mountains tapering off as well.
Meteorologists forecast a pair of storms could dump several inches of rain on parched cities and croplands throughout California in the coming week, bringing welcome news to a state that has just endured its driest year in recorded history.
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Drought-stricken California is getting some help from the weather, although forecasters say the rain and snow will not be enough to make up for one of the driest rainy seasons so far.
There is plenty of cloud cover leading in through the coast, but the rain won’t start later until later in the day on Wednesday. Cold air is starting to build up ahead of the rain.
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