February 5, 1989 |
A drenching Arctic storm swept through drought-threatened California Saturday, bringing rare snowfall to northern beaches, blizzard warnings from the Tehachapis to San Diego County and power outages to thousands of homes. At least five weather-related traffic fatalities were recorded in Los Angeles and Orange counties. A pilot from Rolling Hills Estates walked away from the wreckage of his single-engine plane when it crashed in rain and fog in Santa Barbara County.
October 30, 1992 |
The first big storm of the fall swept across drought-plagued Northern California on Thursday and was expected to drop as much as a foot of snow in many parts of the Sierra Nevada. "It's dumping right here in Tahoe City," said Patti DeRyke, manager of the Bridgetender restaurant on Lake Tahoe's north shore. "We're really excited. We're hoping this foretells a great winter."
January 23, 1989 |
After two winters of skimpy storms and warm temperatures, ski resorts in the Sierra Nevada are celebrating heavy snow and hordes of returning skiers. From Mammoth Mountain north to Donner Pass, ski resort operators say the slopes and cross-country trails are covered by a snow pack 8 to 10 feet deep. In Yosemite Valley--where temperatures are usually warmer and snow melts quickly--rangers report 18 inches. "It's beautiful," said Yosemite National Park Supt. Jack Morehead.
November 10, 2002 |
Schussers and snowboarders can come in from the cold this season at several new places in Western ski resorts. Among them: Marriott's Timber Lodge and Marriott's Grand Residence Club in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., both near the gondola that takes skiers to Heavenly Ski Resort. The Timber Lodge is a traditional time- share, and the Residence Club offers "fractional ownership," but both of the recently opened accommodations also offer single-night lodgings.
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February 19, 2006 |
A winter storm dumped rain and snow across the state, offering skiers and snowboarders from Southern California some of the best conditions so far in an unusually dry season and raising the possibility of flash floods in areas burned by recent wildfires. The snowfall coincided with Presidents Day weekend, which rivals Thanksgiving and Christmas as one of the busiest weekends for ski resorts.
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February 15, 2009 |
A blustery winter storm is rolling in for the long weekend, with wind, rain and snow expected overnight tonight through Presidents Day. There is a 60% chance of precipitation after midnight, lasting until Monday night, with temperatures dipping to the mid-40s and winds reaching at least 25 mph, said Bill Hoffer, a spokesman with the National Weather Service in Oxnard. With as much as 3 inches of rain predicted for the coast and more in the foothills, flash flooding is a concern in burn areas, Hoffer said.