Northern California just got buried by a massive snowstorm that lasted 4 days and now another round is headed our way.

Some parts of California got over 10 feet of snow during the 4-day blizzard. Donner Summit in the Northern California mountains was hit by 126 inches of snow. That’s 10 and a half feet of snow which is more than 4 times the annual snowfall total in New York City.

Winter Storm Warning Issued For Northern California

The snow caused road closures, notably I-80 at Donner Summit, and numerous accidents and emergency vehicle rescues.

Now, another storm is headed to Northern California and it could drop up to 17 inches of snow in some parts. A Winter Storm Warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for the following areas:

  • Central Siskiyou County until 5PM March 5th - 4 to 6 inches of snow expected and up to 12 inches in higher terrain.
  • North Central and Southeast Siskiyou County until 4PM March 5th - 3 to 6 inches of snow expected and up to 16 inches in higher terrain.
  • Warner Mountains in Modoc County until 4PM March 5th - 6 to 8 inches of snow expected.
  • Mt. Shasta Ski Park, Snowman Summit, and Dead Horse Summit until 4PM March 5th - 8 to 17 inches of snow expected.
  • Northern Trinity until 4PM March 5th - 4 to 13 inches of snow expected.
  • Southern Trinity until 4PM March 5th - up to 6 inches of snow expected.
  • Shasta Lake Area / Northern Shasta County, Burney Basin / Eastern Shasta County and Mountains Southwestern Shasta County to Western Colusa County Counties until 4PM March 5th - 6 to 12 inches expected and up to 2 feet at higher peaks.
  • Western Plumas County/Lassen Park County until 4AM March 6th - 6 to 12 inches expected and up to 2 feet at higher peaks.

Wind will also be an issue in all the above-mentioned areas during the storm.

California Blizzard Warning
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Road conditions will be dangerous during and after the storms. If you must travel, the Weather Service recommends you carry a flashlight, food, water, and blankets.

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