Early fall storm – ‘more typical of a winter storm’ – hits California

An ‘unusual’ early fall storm stranded big rigs in the Sierra Nevada on Wednesday while unleashing gusty winds and snow in the mountains.

Westbound I-80 through the mountains was closed for more than two hours by stranded big-rigs and spun-out vehicles.

“We still have a lot of big rigs stacked up,” said California Highway Patrol dispatcher Kim Emery. “They’re either waiting or they’re chaining up.”

“It’s a storm similar to early December, but we just got it in early October,” said Johnnie Powell, a National Weather Service forecaster in Sacramento.

Another six inches to a foot of snow was expected by Thursday.

See entire article:
http://www.wdtn.com/dpps/weather/us_wx_news/early-fall-storm-brings-rain-to-california-nt11-jgr_3957972
Thanks to Thomas McHart for this link


2 thoughts on “Early fall storm – ‘more typical of a winter storm’ – hits California”

  1. I woke up to six inches of new snow this morning in Alta, Wyo. The Tetons likely got 8-12. I’m driving up to check it out. I looks like December out there!

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