Snowfall started early yesterdy morning and by the end of the day, 10 to 16 inches of snow accumulated in the June, Mammoth and Rock Creek areas. The top of Mammoth Mountain was quite windy with winds out of the southwest gusting to 70 mph.
Periods of heavy precipitation are forecast to start Friday evening in northern California and reaching our area by Saturday morning. The NWS writes that "This storm does have an "atmospheric river" like moisture tap with it so snow levels will start off near 7000 feet. Expect another 8-12 inches or more of snow above 9,000 ft.
Gusty winds will precede Saturday's storm and ridgetop winds will be in the usual 80-100 mph range. A colder storm will reach the area Monday afternoon or night. It's nice to see winter return.