The season’s first dusting of snow hit the Sierra Nevada overnight Thursday, with predictions of more snow this weekend.
With summer approaching state water managers say California’s snowpack is at 18 percent of average for the date.
After snow flurries on April Fool’s Day, the temperature will soar into the 80s within the week.
Rescuers were searching for a San Francisco snowboarder who was missing in the northern Sierra after a snowstorm, according to authorities.
Overnight precipitation dropped snow levels in the Sierra Foothills and even left a hint of snow on Mount Hamilton in the South Bay.
A string of storms is giving a much-needed boost to a dismal Sierra snowpack just before the traditional peak of the snow season.
More rain is on its way to the Bay Area as early as Monday, and weather forecasters said to expect cold temperatures, hail, and the possibility of snow on the region’s peaks.
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.
Squaw Valley, which sits between Truckee and the north shore of Lake Tahoe, received 22 inches of snow at its top elevations between Wednesday, when the first storm hit, and midday Friday. Neighboring Alpine Meadows reported 15 inches.
Meteorologists say a pair of storms could dump several inches of rain on parched cities and croplands throughout California in the coming week.