Winter returns to California with snow, hail and rain
Meteorologists in California were talking about baking temperatures melting the massive snowpack in the Sierra Nevada only a few days ago. This week, they are focused on plummeting temperatures bringing snow to those same mountains. Welcome to spring in the Golden State. It’s the season when significant temperature swings are not uncommon. The shift in the weather was triggered by a trough of low pressure from the Gulf of Alaska pushing into California and pulling in cold air and unsettled weather, the National Weather Service said. … On Friday, downtown Sacramento hit a high of 88 degrees; at 2 p.m. on Monday, the city had hit 57 degrees — that’s a 31-degree temperature difference.
- San Francisco Chronicle: Turbulent weather is headed to the Bay Area on Tuesday. Here’s what to expect
- Chico Enterprise-Record: Storm breaks up warm weather pattern