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Storm systems stack up

A series of storm systems that began sliding into Nevada County this week will continue through the middle of next week, bringing more rain to the foothills and snow for Donner Pass ski resorts.

The weak system that came through Thursday night and this morning will be followed by a little stronger one tonight and Saturday, according to Harry Stockman at the Qwikcast.com weather service.

“Then another one will come in late Monday and Tuesday that looks like a good producer of rain,” for the Grass Valley-Nevada City area, Stockman said.



Snow levels will be at 3,000 feet and above by this morning. Those levels will rise to the higher elevations with the next two fronts that pass through.

Donner Pass ski resorts are expecting more snow through Saturday night with a break Sunday. Weekend skiers going to Sugar Bowl, Donner Ski Ranch or the Boreal Mountain Playground will find temperatures in the high 20s to low 40s.




Sugar Bowl was reporting 70 to 106 inches of packed powder base Thursday. Boreal had 64 to 145 inches of powder and Donner Ski Ranch reported 56 to 77 inches of packed powder.

Partly cloudy skies will prevail across the county Sunday before the Monday system arrives. The National Weather Service in Sacramento said yet another stronger system is expected by the middle of next week.

Temperatures are expected to be in the mid-40s to low 50s during the next seven days in the foothills, with lows in the high 30s at night.

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To contact senior staff writer Dave Moller, e-mail davem@theunion.com or call 477-4237.


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