California gets widespread rain, snow from spring storm

The Hour

Snow and rain fell Monday on California as spring delivered the kind of stormy weather that was missing most of the winter.

Chain controls were in effect for vehicles in much of the Sierra Nevada, where weekend snow caused traffic disruptions and avalanche threats.

Winter storm warnings were in effect until late afternoon for much of the Sierra, which normally stores about a third of California’s water supply as snowpack but is well below the April average as resurgent drought and abnormal dryness encompasses two-thirds of the state.

After bringing “widespread beneficial rain” to the San Francisco Bay region on Sunday, the storm moved into eastern and southern California early Monday.

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