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Snow was spotted on the KPIX 5 Mt. Hamilton camera as the sun came up Tuesday. (CBS)

Cold Blast Drops Sierra Snow Level, Dusts Mt. Hamilton

Overnight precipitation dropped snow levels in the Sierra Foothills and even left a hint of snow on Mount Hamilton in the South Bay.

04/01/2014

A crew with the California Department of Water Resources measures the snowpack in the Sierra. (CBS)

Sierra Snowpack Gets Boost From String Of Storms

A string of storms is giving a much-needed boost to a dismal Sierra snowpack just before the traditional peak of the snow season.

03/30/2014

Matt Walker of the USA competes during the ski slopestyle portion of the Alli Dew Tour on February 20th, 2009 at Northstar Resort in Truckee, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Snow Allows More Sierra Ski Resorts To Open Fully

A string of storms has allowed some ski resorts in the Sierra Nevada to finally open all of their terrain, but others still need more snow before they can swing into full operation after an unusually dry winter.

03/02/2014

Napa Valley (credit: Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)

Napa Tourism Thrives, Tahoe Suffers Amid Dry Winter

Tourism in the Sierra and Lake Tahoe is suffering due to the lack of snow this winter. Meanwhile, the Napa Valley is reaping the benefits of an unusually dry and mild season with a huge jump in visitors.

01/24/2014

Photos: Amgen Tour Of California

15-Year I-80 Improvement Project In Sierra Near Completion

A 15-year, $820-million rehabilitation project of the interstate between Auburn and the Nevada line is expected to wrap up by October 15.

10/05/2013

Snow in the Sierra (CBS)

Survey Finds Sierra Snowpack Just Half Of Normal

There’s more bad news for California water users: the snow pack is just half the amount of normal and has already begun to melt.

03/28/2013

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Good Samaritan Finds Wedding Ring On Interstate 80 In Sierra

Finding a lost wedding ring along a snowy highway is hard enough. But a Good Samaritan in Northern California also has to track down the man it belongs to.

12/27/2012

(L-R) Paula Lane, Roderick Clifton (CBS)

Man Dead, Woman Survives After Couple Stranded For Days In Sierra

A Sacramento area couple lost in the Sierra for nearly a week has been found – with the man dead and his girlfriend suffering from frostbite, according to authorities.

12/06/2012

Snow on the road in the Sierra. (CBS)

Coming Storms Expected To Dump Snow In Sierra

A series of Pacific storms are expected to bring rain to the Bay Area and snow to the Sierra beginning Thursday night and increasing through the weekend.

11/15/2012

Sunday's meteor over the Sierra as seen from Reno, Nevada. (Lisa Warren/NASA-JPL)

Public Urged To Forward Sierra Meteor Photos, Video

NASA and the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence Institute were asking for the public’s help finding footage photos and video of a daylight meteor that fell over Northern California on Sunday.

04/26/2012

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