The historic snowfall of 2019 is set to continue through the last week of March, with a new storm set to hit the Northern California mountains on Monday and lasting all the way through Thursday.
A Winter Storm Warning has been issued on areas of the Sierra Nevada from Lassen down to Mammoth, with the former receiving up to 48 inches of snow during the three-day storm.
The storm is rather warm and will only see snow above 5,000 feet elevation, but that will be enough for serious snow accumulations. Donner and Carson Passes in Tahoe are expected to see around a foot of snow while Mt. Shasta could see around six inches.
Meanwhile, lower elevation NorCal towns will be pounded by precipitation throughout the week. Redding, Eureka, Chico, Sacramento and Santa Rosa could all see up to 2 inches of rain through three days.
Expect traffic delays and chain controls in the mountains throughout the week.
Following this storm, the precipitation is expected to subside this weekend and early next week. But April is already expected to be a wet one. The 10-day forecast shows a set of big storms to hit in the early part of the month:
The snow season has already been one of legend. Many Tahoe ski resorts saw record snowfall in February, so much so that ski resorts have extended their season well into the spring and summer months. Squaw Valley Resort will stay open through July 7.
Northern California’s Outdoor Digital Newsmagazine