2014-02-06 / Front Page

More moisture likely over coming week

As of Wednesday, Feb. 12, a pair of weather systems were forecast to bring precipitation back to the area on Saturday and Sunday--and possibly again next Tuesday and Wednesday.

The region remains starved for moisture, with the Feb. 1 estimate for the Central Sierra snowpack hovering around 12 percent of normal.

This week, Yosemite National Park hydrologist Jim Roche said that last week's storm had added 17 inches of snow at Tuolumne Meadows, for a total of 22 inches.

While the possibility of rain is a plus for the drought-impacted region, the precise strength of the coming systems remains unknown, forcasters said.

Yosemite rangers stationed at Tuolumne Meadows took this photo near the summit of Unicorn Peak on Feb. 10. NPS PhotoYosemite rangers stationed at Tuolumne Meadows took this photo near the summit of Unicorn Peak on Feb. 10. NPS Photo

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