Winter storms have packed the snow into Mammoth Lakes, Incline Village and Alpine Village. In about two days, up to 36 inches of snow were dumped on Mammoth’s summit, while folks at slightly lower elevations saw up to 20 inches of snow.

According to the National Weather Service the totals marked one of the biggest single storms the region has seen in several years.

The storm also brought heavy rain to coastal areas of Northern California. In Monterey, San Benito, Santa Cruz and Santa Clara counties, more than an inch of rain fell in some areas. The Bay Area saw less rainfall but more than 500 lightning strikes. Strong wind gusts also were reported, according to the National Weather Service.

Temperatures in Southern California are forecast to inch upward by five degrees Wednesday, and a gradual warming trend should continue through Saturday.

The weekend could see an elevated risk of wildfires because of the expected warm offshore winds.

The weather service said a red flag warning could be in effect Thursday because of windy, dry conditions.

Don’t forget with that much snow there will be tree branches coming down, and road closures.

If you are considering buying a home in Mammoth Lakes, now is the time to come look around, when you can see the area in all its glory, before the weather gets any worse!

Contact Sonja Bush at 661-979-9000 or by email at [email protected]

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