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The Sierra ice freezes after October. Monday’s storm helps a lot

The Sierra ice freezes after October. Monday’s storm helps a lot

Monday’s rain, wind and snow was certainly irritating for travelers and commuters, but the recent uptick in atmospheric activity is welcome in the Sierra, where snow and ice rapidly dissipates after starting October. According to a daily graphic produced by the California Data Exchange Center, the central Sierra has only 22% of the usual snow expected at this time of season. | RELATED | Live Coverage: Timeline, updates as rain, wind and snow make landfall in Northern California The latest forecast from the KCRA 3 weather team says resorts will get up to 6 to 8 feet of snow and a cumulative gather 5 to 6 feet anywhere above 6,000 feet. Additionally, locations around the 3,000-foot high point could see several inches of snow cover Tuesday night. Several storm systems could have a chance to affect our region over the next few weeks, and while they’re likely not as large as our current storm, the more snow that falls into the center of the rainy season.

Monday rain, wind and snow It’s certainly frustrating for tourists and commuters, but the recent uptick in atmospheric activity is welcome in the Sierra, where snow and ice rapidly disappear after the start of October.

According to a daily graphic produced by the California Data Exchange Center, the central Sierra has only 22% of the usual snow expected at this time of season.

| RELATED | Live coverage: Timeline, updated on rain, wind and snowfall in Northern California

The latest forecast from weather team KCRA 3 says resorts will see up to 6 to 8 feet of snow and 5 to 6 feet of accumulation anywhere above 6,000 feet. Additionally, locations around the 3,000-foot elevation point could see several inches by the time the snow ended Tuesday night.

Going forward, large-scale atmospheric models will continue to support positive weather for central and northern California. Several storm systems could have a chance to affect our region over the next few weeks, and while they’re likely not as large as our current storm, the more snow that falls into the center of the rainy season.

https://www.kcra.com/article/snowpack-in-the-sierra-fizzled-after-october-mondays-storm-helps-a-lot/38505455 The Sierra ice freezes after October. Monday’s storm helps a lot

JOE HERNANDEZ

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