According to authorities, the Sierra Nevada Mountains can see 5-8 feet of snow during the holiday season. At higher altitudes, it is possible to get 10 feet.
3Authorities advised people not to cross the pass. It could be dangerous.
After two deaths in a submerged vehicle, it happened in Millbrae's submerged underpass, south of San Francisco.
Seattle and Portland have rare snowy opportunities as the storms roll west.
Weather was stimulated by atmospheric rivers and moist eruptions from clouds from the Pacific Ocean.
The Pacific Northwest is currently watching the cold waves for several more days. However, it could mean snow and rain in the majority of the region during Christmas.
After a crack in granite was discovered, evacuation warnings were issued in the Sierra Nevada Mountains for approximately 150 homes.
The dam was not in imminent danger when authorities began to release water. Sergeant of Tuolumne Sheriff said that the dam was not in imminent danger. Nikko Sanderin said.
Twitter: The National Meteorological Service said that a series of Pacific storms would bring heavy rains at low altitudes and periods of heavy snow to the west United States over the Christmas weekend.
A wildfire erupted in Southern California last December. It caused debris and debris flows in three canyons. An evacuation order was issued for Orange County on Thursday night.
Orange County Fire Department reported that there was a landslide at one canyon, which affected roads on Thursday night. However, no injuries were reported.
Last week, the area was submerged by a severe storm. Some homes were marked in red.
After doing all he could to protect his house, Steve Larn left the region Thursday morning.
He told KABC TV that the last storm had "killed us" and "filled our way." My street is now a riverbed of rocks and mud about 2.5 feet in depth. I hope I never do it again."
Forecasters predict that the Pacific Northwest will experience frigid temperatures with snow possible in Seattle and Portland.
Seattle had planned to open two stormy shelters on Saturday evening.
According to Reed Walcott, National Weather Service meteorologist, daytime temperatures can be difficult to reach below freezing and nighttime lows may drop to single digits next weekend.
Walcott stated Thursday that this was a rare event. "We at Seattle Meteorological Bureau had such data many years back."
The shelter is now open
Multnomah County and Portland had planned to open a stormy shelter on Saturday.
Jenny Durkan, Seattle Mayor, stated that "if you don't feel the need to go out, then don't go out."
She encouraged people to check on their neighbors and pets, and to help keep the snow off the sidewalks.
Oregon Governor Kate Brown declared a state emergency Thursday night, which will remain in effect until January 3.
She stated that authorities anticipate snow and sustained temperatures below freezing to cause serious disruptions in transport and power supply.
Portland and Multnomah County declared an emergency in the past.
Multiple rains, snowfalls and gusts can affect vacation trips.
The National Meteorological Service urges people to be prepared and allow plenty of time for vacation.
California Highway Patrol tweeted, "Driving safely during #winter weather can prove challenging even for the most skilled drivers."
"Keep your speed down, regardless of the weather. The vehicle can't stop or turn correctly on wet, snowy or frozen roads. It is possible to have poor visibility. increase."
The storm's bright side is that it increases the snow cover in the mountains, which gives off significant amounts of water when it melts.
The Climate Prediction Center of the National Meteorological Service states that long-term drought conditions still affect almost 94% west.
California has had a white Christmas thus far
Los Angeles and San Francisco did not have a white Christmas. However, it snowed in winter.
San Francisco has not seen snow in the past few decades but has experienced four snow days during its recorded history.
The 19th century saw the greatest snowfall. On February 5, 1887, there was 3.7 inches of snow. 1.5 inches was recorded on the 7th of February 1998.
Another inch fell on March 3, 1896 into the city.
It snowed 0.8 inches in San Francisco on December 11, 1932. It was snowing 0.8 inches in San Francisco on February 11, 1932, but not how many inches.
On January 15, 1932, Los Angeles saw a snowfall of 2.0 inches.
Other times, it snowed very little in January 1949 and 1954.