SNOW! Late-spring storm drops fresh powder in the Sierra

Posted at 3:42 PM, May 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-16 18:59:58-04

It’s late spring but there’s fresh powder in the Sierra Nevada from a winter-like storm moving through California.

Mammoth Mountain reportedly received a foot of new snow on its summit, bringing the season total to 58 feet!

The ski resort already planned to remain open for skiing through the 4th of July.

Mammoth Mountain Ski Area webcam


The National Weather Service says more snow is expected and winter storm warnings will remain in effect until early Friday morning for the southern Sierra from Yosemite south to Kern County.

Some roads have been closed, including Glacier Point Rd. in Yosemite National Park. If you’re traveling, check the Caltrans QuickMap for information on road closures and chain controls in mountain areas.

The unusually potent late-season storm moved into Northern California on Wednesday and spread rain widely.

Click here to see the latest rainfall totals for the Central Coast.