Californians may not have to dream of this year’s “White Christmas.”
Forecasts, a rain and snow shower fell in Northern California on Wednesday, causing the first wave of a rainy pattern that would last until Christmas.
Vacation trips can be affected by multiple rains, mountain snow and gusts.
The National Meteorological Service encourages people to prepare and give them plenty of time when traveling for vacation.
“Driving safely in #winter weather can be a challenge even for the most experienced drivers,” read a tweet from the California Highway Patrol.
“Slow down regardless of weather conditions. On wet, snowy, or frozen paved roads, the vehicle cannot stop or turn accurately. Poor visibility is also possible. increase.”
According to the NWS, parts of the Sierra Nevada Mountains will be warned of winter storms as early as Wednesday afternoon or Thursday morning.
According to the California State Transportation Agency, the vehicle already needs to be chained to the tires through Sierra.
There was also light to moderate rainfall around the San Francisco Bay Area, which slowly spreads along the coast.
Extensive rain is not expected until Thursday in Southern California. According to the forecast, flood warnings will be effective due to excessive rainfall from Thursday evening to Friday morning.
Has California ever experienced a White Christmas?
Neither San Francisco nor Los Angeles had a white Christmas, but it snowed in the winter.
San Francisco hasn’t snowed in the last few decades, but it has had four snow days in its recorded history.
Most snowfall occurred in the 19th century. There was 3.7 inches of snow on February 5, 1887, and 1.5 inches was recorded on February 7, 1998 4.
On March 3, 1896, another inch fell into the city.
On December 11, 1932, it snowed 0.8 inches in the city. The last recorded snowfall in San Francisco was February 5, 1976, but it was not recorded how many inches it fell on that day.
In downtown Los Angeles, 2.0 inches of snow was recorded on January 15, 1932.
At other times it snowed only a small amount of dust in January 1949 and 1954.
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