SACRAMENTO (CBS SF/AP) — A little more snow came to California’s mountains on Friday, providing the possibility of an extended spring ski season after a series of remarkably dry winter months.
One inch to 3 inches (2.5-7.6 centimeters) of snow fell overnight at the Bear Mountain and Snow Summit resorts in the San Bernardino Mountains east of Los Angeles.READ MORE: Vegetation Fire Shuts Down Hwy 146, Prompts Evacuation of Pinnacles National Park In Monterey County
“If you thought last week’s storm was nature’s last nod to winter, think again because the flakes have been flying,” the resorts’ website said.
A half-inch of snow was reported at Palomar Mountain in northern San Diego County, the National Weather Service said.
Mammoth Mountain in the Eastern Sierra reported 3 inches to 4 inches overnight (7.6-10.1 centimeters). The resort reported “wintry ski days,” with extra layers of clothing recommended.READ MORE: South Bay Surfer Helping To Clean Up Beaches In Half Moon Bay, South Africa
Despite an overall Sierra snowpack that has trended below average, Mammoth announced Friday that the March storms will allow its slopes to remain open through at least Memorial Day.
A drying and warming trend was expected throughout California during the weekend, with some temperatures climbing well above normal into the 80s, forecasters said.
The San Francisco Bay Area weather office said the region is not expecting any additional rain of note for the rest of the month.
Bay Area rainfall is 40% to 50% of normal and those numbers will slowly fall as spring progress, forecasters said.MORE NEWS: UPDATE: Gilroy Garlic Festival Shooting Victims Remembered on Somber 2nd Anniversary;
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