Low Snowpack Levels Increase Concerns Over Potential California DroughtCalifornia’s Department of Water Resources (DWR) conducted a snowpack survey Thursday that found it was down almost 20% from the annual average, leading to concerns over a possible drought
Drone Video: Winter Storm Dumps Foot Of New Snow On Tahoe ResortsThe slow migration of holiday weekend skiers from the San Francisco Bay Area to the Sierra resorts was well underway Friday as the first of two storm fronts dumped more than a foot of new snow at the higher elevations around Lake Tahoe.
Avalanche Buries 2 Backcountry Skiers In Siskiyou County; 1 DeadTwo men were caught in an avalanche Wednesday in a remote area near Etna Summit. One died before a rescue team could reach the pair.
Stormy Weather Brings Some Drought Relief; Monthly Snow Pack Survey Still Below NormalThe stormy weather that brought 8-10 inches of rain in the Santa Cruz Mountains and up to 10 feet of snow to the Sierra did ease drought conditions across the San Francisco Bay Area, but much more rain and snow is needed in February and March, officials said.
Sierra Prepares To Be Buried Under Several Feet Of Snow From Atmospheric RiverWhile a mid-week atmospheric river will bring pounding rains to the San Francisco Bay Area, its wintery blast will bury the Sierra under as much as 6 feet of new snow, forecasters predicted Sunday.
Heavy Snow, Wind Gusts Blows Through Sierra; Winter Weather Advisory IssuedHeavy snow was falling in the Sierra Nevada Thursday morning, as a storm blew over the Lake Tahoe region overnight.
Weekend Storms Blanket Sierra Ski Resorts With Foot Of SnowA cold weather front dumped a foot or more of new snow on the Lake Tahoe ski resort this weekend, leaving a thick layer of powder on the runs that remain open with COVID restrictions in place.
Creek Fire Update: Wall Of Flames Roars Into China Peak; Fire Grows To More Than 163,000 Acres; At Least 365 Structures DestroyedHours after a National Guard helicopter crew made a dramatic rescue of 13 people trapped in China Peak, the Creek Fire roared into the recreation area Tuesday evening as the massive blaze created its own weather system and continued its march through the bark beetle dead timber in the Sierra.
Creek Fire Update: Trapped Bay Area Hikers Rescued In Pre-Dawn Airlift; Beloved Cressman’s General Store Destroyed; Fire Tops 152K AcresAfter several failed attempts, a California National Guard helicopter crew braved winds, smoke and flames early Tuesday morning to rescue 13 people who had been trapped in China Lake by the advancing flames of the Creek Fire.
Creek Fire Update: National Guard Helicopter Rescue Missions Turned Back By Heavy Smoke; Fire Grows To 135,523 Acres; One Death In FireThe massive Creek Fire, burning in a timber-rich area of the Sierra, had grown to 135,532 acres by Monday evening but heavy smoke thwarted the efforts of California National Guard helicopters to rescue trapped people in Lake Edison and China Peak.
Access To Sierra 'Hidden Gem' Swimming Hole Shut Down Due To OvercrowdingCalifornia park officials have shut vehicle access to a pristine swimming hole in Northern California due to an influx of visitors to the “hidden gem” that has become a popular photo backdrop on social media.