It was a wild weather day across much of Northern California yesterday.
A stretch of Highway 49 in Calaveras County saw a level 4 thunderstorm pass through, dumping golfball-sized hail. Tornadoes were reported in Sutter, Yolo and Yuba counties. No damage or injuries were reported.
There was snow in parts of the Sierra foothills and the upper elevation passes, including Sonora Pass and Ebbetts Pass were closed.
Damage is being assessed across California´s farmland in the wake of tornadoes and funnel clouds. Yesterday´s weather system was accompanied by hail, thunderstorms and snow.
Water officials say the storm isn´t expected to provide much of a boost to the Sierra snow pack, the main source of water for Nevada and California.
All that stormy weather is expected to taper off this afternoon – and we should be seeing some sun and warmer temperatures by later today. Wednesday and Thursday weather forecasters are calling for partly cloudy skies, with sunny and dry conditions by Friday.