Series of storms possible next week | SierraSun.com

Series of storms possible next week

Staff report

State water forecasters are calling for New Year’s Eve and Day to be dry, but are optimistic that the weather “tap” will open by the middle of next week.

As of Dec. 21, automated snow sensor readings for the Northern Sierra are 61 percent of average, Central Sierra 53 percent and the Southern Sierra 77 percent.

Snow survey measurements are conducted near the first of the month from January through May, and those readings are considered the more accurate, according to a DWR climate update.

Officials said the good news is that there are model projections of a series of storms beginning on Jan. 3, when “the tap may get turned on for several days in a row.”