SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — It was no drought-buster but a significant storm that moved across northern California Friday and Saturday gave hope that the coming winter will bring relief to a severely parched state.

In the High Sierra, Kirkwood Mountain Resort in Alpine County south of Lake Tahoe reported receiving 10 inches of new snow as of Saturday morning.

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Ski resorts to the north of Lake Tahoe reported promising snowfall as well. Squaw Valley posted frosty photos to its Facebook page Saturday morning, exclaiming “November is off to a snowy start!”

Nov. 1 Snowfall at Squaw Valley

(Facebook / Squaw Valley)

“It’s three years and coming. So we’re due,” Larry Hahn, with Coldstream Adventures Tours in Truckee, told KOVR-TV as the storm approached on Friday.

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In the Bay Area, despite Friday’s wet weather, October was mostly dry — with San Francisco receiving only two-thirds of an inch of rain during the month.


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