Historic rainfall totals in December edged Northern California above normal rainfall for this time of year, a rarity during the state’s 3-year drought, but while the long-range rain projections continue to look promising, expectations of warm weather ahead could mean we’ll end up with another disappointing year for Sierra snow.
It might not feel like it in the Bay Area, but winter is on its way and it’s bringing ski and snowboard season along for the ride.
The operators of Heavenly and Krikwood resorts in Lake Tahoe reports as much as an inch of snow was recorded overnight, the first measurable snow of the coming ski season.
A monster snowpack will keep skiers and snowboarders on the slopes longer than usual in the Sierra Nevada.
Ski resorts in the Sierra Nevada are reporting some of the biggest snowfall totals in years, including one near Lake Tahoe that says it got nearly 9 feet over five days.