Tuesday Top of the Scroll: California faces holiday week of storms, likely travel troubles
Drought-stricken California is facing a week of heavy mountain snowfall and widespread rain from another series of the kind of storms that were not expected to be likely this fall and winter due to La Nina conditions in the Pacific Ocean. Successive waves of precipitation moving into Northern California from Tuesday — the first day of winter — through Sunday afternoon will coat parts of the Sierra Nevada with 1 to 5 feet (0.3-1.5 meters) of snow and possibly up to 8 feet (2.4 meters) at some higher elevations, the National Weather Service said.
- CBS San Francisco: Conveyor Belt Of Low Pressure’ Systems Brings Promise Of Wet Ending To 2021
- Weather West: Blog - Active pattern through end of year, with heavy mountain snowfall and low elevation snow possible in some (unusual!) spots
- KQED: Bay Area Could See More Rain This Week, Travel Troubles Likely in Tahoe Region
- Union Democrat: Storms lining up to drench Mother Lode
- San Francisco Chronicle: Could the Sierra get 100 inches of snow by Christmas? Here’s the mountain forecast
- Dartmouth College: Finding predictability in the uncertainty of snow drought
- KUNC: Meager snowpack hints at grim future for winters in Western U.S.