California is bracing for the arrival of a new, more powerful Pacific storm following a weekend of scattered rain, showers and snow.
Snow made for treacherous driving conditions in the mountains, catching some holiday travelers off-guard.
Some of the ski resorts that stocked up on artificial snow machines in California’s drought were enjoying a touch of the real stuff Sunday, after weekend storms brought up to a foot of snow, with more coming.
The winter weather is officially here.
“Were expecting Mother Nature to cooperate,” she said. “We’d really like to have that, but we have a state-of-the-art snowmaking system and to get us open today it took a huge effort.”
A wet weather pattern is setting up beginning Wednesday morning and continuing into the weekend.
The first big snow is like your favorite team winning a game in the preseason. It always brings out positive predictions for the year ahead.
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.