Fresh snow covers Mammoth Mountain, next storm could bring more than 2 feet

MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif. (KABC) — Winter weather lovers got a special treat on Thursday as fresh snow fell in Mammut, giving the mountains the perfect holiday look.

The next round of storms this weekend could add more than two feet of snow.

A winter storm warning remained in effect through 4 a.m. Friday from Mammoth Lakes south of Yosemite National Park to about 200 miles north of Lake Tahoe.

Mammoth currently has more open terrain than any other resort in the country.

Plus, chairman 22 is expected to open on Friday for the first time this season.

eagle lodge and Canyon Lodge will also be open on Friday.

The Pacific Ocean storm roared ashore in northern California early Thursday, bringing heavy rain that disrupted morning commutes and prompted flood warnings in the San Francisco Bay Area and south on the Central Coast.

Wind speeds reached 40 mph with an isolated gust of 50 mph reported in the Marin Coastal Ranges, the San Francisco office of the National Weather Service said. About half an inch of rain fell from Vallejo to Sacramento.

Forecasters said much of interior Northern California could experience frigid temperatures early Friday, with lows below zero in parts of the Sierra and low teens to single digits in some valleys in western Nevada.

Winds expected by the service would blow up to 40 miles per hour on Lake Tahoe from Thursday night into Friday, creating waves of up to 4 feet and gusts of up to 70 miles per hour over mountain ridges.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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