Thursday brought a classic winter day to the Valley floor. Sunshine, temperatures in the mid-50s, little to no wind.
But rain likely will return Friday and continue through Sunday.
Up in the Sierra, it was a different story, as snow continued falling Thursday. Calling it a “winter wonderland” doesn’t quite do the scenery justice.
In addition, the National Weather Service in Hanford has issued a Winter Storm Watch advisory for the Sierra from Yosemite to the Kern County line. The advisory will go into effect at 4 p.m. Friday and expire at 4 a.m. Monday morning.
Click on the video above to see the snow accumulation along Highway 168.
GV Wire’s Jamie Ouverson gassed up her 4×4, packed her video gear and drove to the Shaver Lake area Thursday morning. Here are a time-lapse video and more photos.
Snow, Snow, and More Snow
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Comparing Snow: Last Year vs. This Year
Another zoomed in #snow cover comparison across The Sierra last year at this time vs this year. 2018 Statewide SWE 26% of normal to date, this year 125%. #winter #cawx #nvwx pic.twitter.com/67quzepUel
— Tom Niziol (@TomNiziol) February 7, 2019