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Winter Weather Continues To Envelop The Mother Lode

Sonora, CA — The winter of 2008 is turning into one storm after another in the Mother Lode and the Sierra Nevada.

The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued still another snow advisory for the west slope of the Sierra Nevada, this one slated to end at 4pm today. Periods of snow showers will continue today with levels dipping to 2,500 to 3,000 feet. Additional snowfall amounts of from three to eight inches are expected mainly between 3,000 to 5,000 feet.

Even though the snow advisory ends effectively at 4pm, more snow is expected overnight with additional accumulations of from three to six inches possible depending upon elevation.

As pictured Yosemite National Park is nothing short of a true “Winter Wonderland” with anywhere from six inches to a foot of snow in the valley. Ranger Adrienne Freeman says R-2 (chains or 4-wheel drive) conditions now exist in the park. It is currently snowing with limited visability.

For Yosemite road information call (209) 372-0200.

Written by Bill Johnson