Following the driest February Northern California has ever recorded, we aren’t exactly seeing the Miracle March we had hoped for. But a new storm set to hit the NorCal mountains this weekend could be the beginning of wetter weather to come this spring.
The National Weather Service released its weekend forecast and it included a Winter Weather Advisory along with a 8 inches of snowfall on Saturday.
The storm will see nearly of foot of snow in Lassen Volcanic National Park along with six inches in the Tahoe mountains and two inches on Mount Shasta. With the snowfall, expect winter driving conditions and chain controls on high-elevation roadways.
Saturday’s storm will be another meager victory in what’s been a terribly dry winter in NorCal. But with emerging cloud movement over the Pacific Ocean, meteorologists are optimistic that the second half of March will see plenty of precipitation.
Satellite imagery shows high clouds increasing across interior #NorCal early this morning. This is the first sign of a weather change for the weekend that will bring the first significant precipitation to the region since late January. #CAwx pic.twitter.com/9KFCNHMIhF— NWS Sacramento (@NWSSacramento) March 6, 2020
Keep rain dancing, NorCal!