Apr 26, 2015 3:03 PM by News Staff
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A brief spring storm has delivered a welcome batch of rain to Northern California as well as an unexpectedly hearty supply of snow that closed roads in Yosemite National Park and made tire chains a requirement in the mountain passes around Lake Tahoe.
National Weather Service meteorologist Tom Dang said the storm that started Friday evening produced more than a foot of snow at Squaw Valley and in Kirkwood, where it still was snowing on Saturday afternoon.
But Dang says the fresh layers of powder won't last since temperatures are expected to rise into the 50s on Sunday and the 60s on Monday.
Officials at Yosemite closed three major roads in the park - including one that had remained open throughout the unusually dry winter - after Yosemite Valley received two inches of snow.
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