Image above from Sacramento, CA National Weather Service Forecast Office.
The first major winter snowstorm of 2024 slammed into Northern California during the February 3rd and 4th weekend. The storm brought significant amounts of rain, wind, and snow to Northern California with impressive snowfall amounts falling on California’s Sierra Nevada Mountain range.
Reports on Facebook from the National Weather Service (NWS) in Sacramento on Monday show just how much snow came from the storm.
The NWS writes:
Snow amounts up to 1-2 feet were observed across the northern Sierra Nevada and southern Cascades. Periods of moderate to locally heavy snow are expected through early Tuesday morning.
Near blizzard conditions were observed in many places in those mountains over the weekend and wind gusts were exceptionally strong all throughout Northern California according to this map the NWS also posted on Facebook:
Cameras from CalTrans showed that on Interstate 80 over the Donner Summit, near whiteout conditions persisted even into Monday as the storm continued to dump additional snow.
The area continued with several watches, warnings, and advisories as seen below. The NWS noted “Periods of moderate to locally heavy mountain snow at 4500 to 5000 ft will bring additional amounts through Tuesday, February 6, 2024.”