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.
Some morning commuters Tuesday were treated to the sight of puffy gray clouds lined with pink from the rising sun—and forecasters said those clouds will likely bring rain to the Bay Area this week.
There is a relatively new effort to create a uniform code of standards for ski resorts, but it is facing an increasingly uphill battle.
California’s Sierra Nevada snowpack measured a meager 15 inches in some places, officials announced Wednesday.
State water officials say recent storms have not made up for this year’s dry winter, leaving California’s snowpack at below average levels.