Officials have closed a section of Interstate 5 in Northern California after a storm dropped heavy snow and led to cars and trucks sliding on the slippery roadway.
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.
Skiers and snowboarders are elated after a storm dropped up to 28 inches of snow in the Sierra Nevada over a two-day period.
A Canadian climber is recuperating from a mild case of hypothermia after being stranded in a snow storm on the largest granite monolith in the world.
The National Weather Service issued travel advisories for higher elevations, where up to 2 feet of snow was expected. Snow plows are in operation above 4,500 feet on Interstate 80 and chains are required.
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.
Rain was in the forecast for the Bay Area this week as a slow-moving storm system was expected to hit the region early Tuesday.
Rain was falling across the Bay Area again Friday morning and forecasters said more precipitation is on the way.
A man riding a snowmobile has died after he apparently triggered an avalanche in the Sierra Nevada mountains in Alpine County.
There’s more bad news for Californians dependent upon Sierra snowmelt for water—the state snow survey on Tuesday measured just 30 percent of normal.