2013-11-21 / Front Page

Storm drops significant precipitation

A Pacific weather system dropped an inch of rain on Mariposa and larger totals on higher elevations as it passed through on Wednesday and Thursday. 

An amatuer weather station in Midpines recorded a storm total of about 1.9 inches on Thursday morning. As of 8:40 a.m. on Thursday, National Weather Service radar indicated that precipitation would linger for several more hours over the area.

A check on the Yosemite Conservancy's 8,100-ft. Web cam on Sentinel Dome showed snow weighing down fir trees. The storm also forced the closure of Tioga Pass.

As of Thursday morning, a National Weather Service forecast indicated the possibility of thunderstorms over the region through the afternoon.

Cool, dry weather is forecast through the beginning of next week.

A Midpines rain gauge showed 1.4 inches of rain had fallen from Wednesday night to 7:30 a.m. on Thursday. Erik Skindrud / The GAZETTEA Midpines rain gauge showed 1.4 inches of rain had fallen from Wednesday night to 7:30 a.m. on Thursday. Erik Skindrud / The GAZETTE

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