The state Department of Water Resources is slated to do the winter’s first manual measurement of the snowpack in the Sierra Nevada.
A winter weather advisory continues until 10 tonight in the Sierra where the highest elevations could see 10 inches of snow.
After the last couple of drought-plagued winters, the 20 inches that fell during Thursday’s storm was heaven for snowboarders like Dave Turner.
Boreal didn’t even bother opening on Thursday as the winds were too powerful. But once the storm finally slowed, people were in a hurry to get up there.
The storm left Mike Meyer stuck waiting on a tow truck. The Arizona native hadn’t seen snow until Thursday. He nearly spun out his Mustang GT as he drove the Sierra roads without chains.
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.