Snowstorms in the Golden State could bring the most snowfall to the state this winter, according to climate prediction center Snowplow.
But it’s not clear whether the weather is likely to stay that way or if it will become more intense in the coming months.
“The snowfall will not be the same as it was last year,” Snowplows CEO John Fenton said on Wednesday.
“There is a lot of snow on the ground, and it will likely snow more this year, but we have to see how much snow we can get through the winter.”
“It is possible that we may have a few more inches of snow,” he added.
Snowstorm conditions are expected to peak during the week of December 5, which is when the Sierra Nevada and Pacific Railroad starts its winter maintenance operation.
It is the longest winter storm season in the state’s history.
Snowstorms will also cause power outages across the Golden state, forcing residents to shut off appliances, shutting off cars, and cutting power to homes.
Fenton said the most likely scenario is for temperatures to drop to between 12 degrees and 15 degrees Fahrenheit and for snowfall levels to reach 10 inches or more.
Snow storms can also cause flooding and damage to roads, pipelines, power lines, and water systems.
“I don’t know if we’ll have the same amount of snow as last year, which could be a real challenge,” Fenton added.
“But it is not too far off.”
Snowstorms typically bring more rain and hail than snowfall, but the amount of precipitation is not always predictable.
In recent years, a large amount of rainfall has fallen in the mountains, including the Cascade Mountains in Washington State.
The National Weather Service is forecasting that this winter will bring more than 20 inches of rain, mostly in the central and western parts of the state, and more than 10 inches of additional rain to the coastal regions of the Pacific Northwest.
This forecast also includes more precipitation than last year in the western and central parts of California.
Snow will likely fall in the Sierra Nevadas and coastal regions.
Fiction and climate predictions often take into account other variables such as wind, temperature, and precipitation that may change over time.