FOREST RANCH, Calif. - Forest Ranch and Magalia had some good snow Tuesday night and Wednesday morning but that has now turned to slush as the snow melts under rainfall due to rising snow levels.
Some on the Ridge & Sierra Foothills saw over a foot of snow, depending on elevation. It all fell Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.
Many visited these communities while the snow was still fresh from the valley, which was mostly devoid of snow.
Some loved the snow:
"Very fun and also pretty wet. So we came up here because we heard there was going to be snow up here. We were mainly snowball fighting but then I went on one run over there where there is a small incline," said Martha Vittoratos who was visiting Forest Ranch from Chico.
"Nice, and are you enjoying it," said Meteorologist Bryan Ramsey.
"Yes, very much. I want to stay here longer," said Vittoratos.
Others could do without:
"The snow's great if you can stay home and play in it and make a snowman. Otherwise, the rain, I like the rain afterwards because its going to help wash the snow away. I shoveled myself out of the driveway this morning but I did make it to work, so that's, um, I could do without it, though," said Laurie Taylor who lives in Magalia.
Snow levels should remain above most foothill communities which means you can expect rain over the next few days. This will help wash out any left over snow by melting it.
If you want to enjoy the snow, consider travelling higher up the Sierra above 4,000 feet, where you will find more powdery snow.
If you plan on driving in the snow, make sure your vehicle has 4-wheel drive or that you are carrying tire chains to ensure your vehicle has good traction on the slick road.
Flooding will be the concern over the next several days with particular attention paid to recent burn scars areas such as Berry Creek due to the threat of debris flows.