Monday Top of the Scroll: Rainy week on tap for the Bay Area; Sierra snow to complicate holiday mountain travel
A one-two punch of storm systems is expected to drape the Bay Area in rainy weather for much of the upcoming week while potentially making holiday travel in the Sierra Nevada mountains “very challenging to impossible,” meteorologists say…. Several feet of snow — including possibly five to eight feet along the highest reaches of the Sierra — are forecast to hit beginning Tuesday afternoon or Wednesday, and continue through Dec. 26, said Anna Wanless, another National Weather Service meteorologist…. The upcoming storms come as much of the Bay Area and California remain mired in extreme and exceptional drought, despite multiple atmospheric river storms in recent months.
- San Francisco Chronicle: Wet Christmas week ahead after a chilly weekend
- National Integrated Drought Information System: California-Nevada drought status update
- CNN: California snow drought ends in dramatic fashion, while other states still deal with shortage
- SF Gate: 4 to 8.5 feet of snow jump-start Lake Tahoe’s winter season just before the holidays
- Sacramento Bee: More rain on the way for Sacramento Valley and snow in the mountains, forecasters say
- Spectrum News 1: After a dry November, did one December storm restore seasonal rain totals?
- AccuWeather: Atmospheric river could snarl travel in the West as Christmas approaches
- KCRA: Will a rainy December help NorCal’s drought?