Wintry weather a welcome sign in Northern California
Roseville, Calif.- ♪ Let it rain, let it snow, let it snow! ♫ Gusty winds and periods of heavy rain swept into Roseville today as wet and heavy snowfall has begun to rapidly accumulate in the Sierra Nevada.
The much welcomed rain and snowfall always has the feel of a Christmas miracle during years of drought. Local creeks and ponds in Roseville and throughout Placer County are surging with runoff. Expect high temperatures around 50, with wind chill in the low 40’s. Wind gusts may reach 50mph locally. Be on the lookout for downed power lines and trees.
Grab your winter gear, dress warm and go explore Roseville’s open spaces! They deliver some extra sights and sounds during the rainy season.
Skiing enthusiasts are gearing up to hit the slopes as this storm is expected to drop over 6 feet of snow above 7,000 ft. in elevation. Palisades Tahoe is already reporting nearly two feet of fresh snow with up to another four feet of accumulation possible during the storm.
Labeled as another atmospheric river current, this storm is expected to continue over the next few days. Avalanche warnings have been issued by the National Weather Service for the greater Lake Tahoe backcountry. Winds may exceed 100mph near the passes and waves on Lake Tahoe may exceed 5 feet. It’s winter storm season!
Be safe and enjoy this great and welcome weather!