Heavy snow and drenching rains have left California reservoirs at high levels. The Sierra Nevada snowpack was 159 percent of normal as of Friday.
Another potent storm dumped heavy snow Thursday night and Friday morning in the Sierra Nevada, closing highways, schools and ski resorts around Lake Tahoe.
The California Highway Patrol said a chain-reaction crash involving at least six big rigs and nearly 40 vehicles overall has killed one person and shut down westbound Interstate 80 during a heavy snowstorm in the Sierra Nevada.
Recent storms have made up for January’s dry weather, keeping California’s snowpack above average, state water officials reported Tuesday.
A Sierra storm that dumped a foot of snow at Lake Tahoe is moving across western Nevada but forecasters say another one is on its way Thursday and Friday.
A Sierra storm packing powerful winds is expected to bring up to 2 feet of snow to Lake Tahoe over the next two days.
California officials expect to deliver more water to farms and cities than they did last year despite a relatively dry January.
It’s one of the most important indicators of our water supply in California, and it’s not easy to get to. In this Good Question: How do they measure the Sierra snowpack?
Water supplies are on the rise across the Bay Area. Meteorologist Jan Null said that even a typically dry spot like San Jose is at 127 percent of it’s normal rainfall for this time of year.
A series of powerful storms has Lake Tahoe-area resorts celebrating their best skiing conditions in years.