Wow! California Rain and Snow

Yes, that is 14.7 inches forecast in the southern Sierra and 7.9 inches between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles over the next five days. This forecast from the NWS. AccuWeather has details here.

UPDATE: Friday afternoon from NWS in California pertaining to the Sierra snows,

A MAJOR WINTER STORM IS EXPECTED…WITH UP TO 8 FEET ABOVE 7000 FEET BY SUNDAY 
NIGHT, AND MAYBE MORE NEXT WEEK.

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  1. Meanwhile at the other end of the country Syracuse set a December record for snowfall today: http://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=BGM&issuedby=SYR&product=RER&format=txt&version=1&glossary=0.

    See http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2010/12/syracuse_ties_the_record_for_t.html for some local stories.

    The paper describes it well: "Make no mistake, the snowfall for the first half of December has been monumental. According to the Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University there has never been a snowier stretch of 15 days than Dec. 1 to 15, 2010. That’s more snow than fell in the 15 days that included the blizzard of March 1993 or the epic blizzard of 1966.

    With December just halfway gone as of noon Thursday, instruments at Syracuse Hancock International Airport had measured 69.5 inches of snow, just 0.8 inches less than the record for the month, which was set in 2000.

    Despite this deluge of snow, children have missed only one or two days of school, mail delivery has continued and shoppers keep visiting stores to prepare for Christmas."