Storm slams Sierra

Christina O'Haver, The Union Democrat /

The Sierra foothills saw scattered rainfall and higher elevations received several inches of snow Monday, after a storm rolled into the Mother Lode on Sunday night.

The overnight storm brought 0.40 inchof rain to Sonora and 0.45 inchto Angels Camp.

Sonora, Ebbetts and Tioga passes remained closed this morning after shutting down because of snowfall Sunday night.

As of this morning, Dodge Ridge ski area had received about two inches of snow at its base area, which is at 6,600 feet elevation. The resort expects to see an additional six to 12 inches at the base by Wednesday, and 18 to 24 inches at the summit - 7,500 feet.

Bear Valley Mountain Resort received about four to six inches of snow as of Monday evening.

The storm will continue through Wednesday night, but clouds and cooler temperatures will linger in the Mother Lode through Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

The Mother Lode may also see patchy fog after the storm, according to National Weather Service forecaster Karl Swanberg.

Tuesday and Wednesday will see highs in the 50s to around 60 degrees and overnight lows in the upper 30s to upper 40s, Swanberg said.

Temperatures will rise over the weekend, with highs in the low 60s to possibly the mid 70s near the Central Valley. Low temperatures over the weekend will be in the low 40s to around 50 degrees.

Contact Christina O'Haver at cohaver@uniondemocrat.com or 588-4526.

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