Storm that packs some serious snow predicted for Tahoe peaks

Dec 10, 2015 11:29 AM by News Staff

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - It's shaping up as the biggest snowstorm to hit the central Sierra in two years.

Amid a serious drought, the central Sierra will finally experience a normal winter snow event.

The Sacramento Bee reports Thursday that the National Weather Service expects 2 to 3 feet of snow will fall on the highest peaks overlooking Lake Tahoe. At lake level, near Tahoe City, forecasters predict 8 to 16 inches of snow.

In the Sacramento Valley, forecasters are predicting a quarter-inch to half-inch of rain, with somewhat heavier rainfall farther north.

With several major storms coming through the Yosemite area later this week, Yosemite National Park is closing Tioga Road for the season. The road reopens when weather conditions permit in the spring. Rain is also pounding the San Francisco Bay Area.


Information from: The Sacramento Bee,

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