Snow! California will look more like winter than spring

Snow! California will look more like winter than spring

May 16, 2019– Mary Greeley News – It might be May but there is a winter storm warning for part of California, where up to 3 feet of snow might fall.

In what is more like a January weather pattern, a strong storm will push through California over the next couple of days.

Yosemite National Park announced that Glacier Point Road was closing because of the storm.

We are expecting a series of 3 storms in California over the next several days, the first struck today. Another comes tomorrow and another Saturday. Possibly one next Monday, too.

Rain will spread over much of the rest of the state. San Francisco, which averages around a half inch of rain in May, is likely to get 1 to 2 inches just from this storm.

“It’s good for the environment but I had put away my rain stuff and now it is out again for the rest of the week,” Allison Schutte told CNN affiliate KGO. “Baseball games are canceled, bike races might be canceled, my kids are not happy about that. You know we just bundle up and make the most of it.”

Parts of Northern California could see as much as 3 to 4 inches of rain over the next five days.

“This storm will bring unusually heavy rainfall and a flooding and mudslide threat to parts of California in what is normally a dry month,” said AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Jack Boston.

San Francisco recorded 10.66 mm (0.42 inches) on May 15, nearly a month’s worth of rain in just 24 hours (11.93 mm / 0.47 inches).

Camp Fire, which killed 85 in California, blamed on PG&E lines

Normal rainfall amounts for the entire month of May range from about 8.38 mm (0.33 inches) to 38.1 mm (1.50 inches) across the Bay Area.

“Many locations can expect to approach tor even surpass these monthly normals over the next 24 hours.

Mary Greeley News

credit: In part with