Thick snowfall in Sierra Nevada winding down

Dec 14, 2015 12:39 PM by News Staff

The National Weather Service reports that higher elevations in the Sierra Nevada received one foot to two feet of snow Sunday, adding to the snowpack that fell earlier last week to the delight of snow lovers.

NWS meteorologist Dawn Johnson says a few lingering show showers will wind down Monday. Another system may move in this weekend.

About 6 inches to 10 inches of snow fell at Lake Tahoe Sunday.

Day temperatures are expected to be cold with highs in the 20s and in the teens in higher elevations.

7:30 a.m.

Northern California authorities say two parents were killed and their young children were injured when their vehicle apparently hydroplaned and crashed during heavy rains.

Alameda County Fire Battalion Chief Stephanie Radecke said Monday that a 5-year-old boy and 6-year-old girl survived the crash off a freeway between Livermore and Tracy.

The vehicle rolled several times before landing in an embankment late Sunday morning.

The deceased are 35-year-old Phy Phom and 40-year-old Lev Bun, both of Oakland.

Radecke said both adults were pronounced dead at the scene. They were cut out of their seatbelts.

The boy has suffered head trauma. Both children are at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento.

The third winter-like storm in a week dumped rain and snow across much of the state before moving out early Monday.

6:15 a.m.

Southern California is getting hit by a wintry blast of chilly air accompanied by powerful winds and pounding surf.

A weekend storm that dumped rain and snow had largely moved out Monday, leaving behind temperatures about 10 degrees colder than normal. Overnight temperatures dipped into the 30s in Los Angeles County, and will barely top 60 during the day.

A high surf advisory is in effect for San Diego County through Tuesday, with waves up to 8 feet expected.

Motorists are urged to use caution on mountain roads where wind gusts up to 70 mph are predicted.

Chains are required on several roads after snow fell on the San Bernardino Mountains.

A stretch of northbound Interstate 5 near Castaic was reopened after a closure caused by flash flooding.

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