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More Sierra Snow Today

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(Sacramento, CA)
Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for snow. It'll stay in effect through 4 PM today. Jason Clapp is a forecaster with the National Weather Service in Sacramento.

"Today is not nearly as bad as what it was yesterday as far as snow amounts. Pretty much yesterday afternoon and before midnight was the big time frame when the rain was coming down…and snow. Today's not quite as bad but we'll still see shower activity so it'll be best to just stay off the roads."

Up to five-feet of new snow is anticipated for the higher elevations by the time the current storm system moves through the area.

Meanwhile, a member of a Sierra Nevada ski resort's patrol team who was injured after being caught in an avalanche has died.

  Alpine Meadows said in a statement on Tuesday that 53-year-old Bill Foster died at Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno, where he was taken after the avalanche a day earlier on the resort near Lake Tahoe.
Foster was buried in a slide that had been intentionally set with an explosive device by a senior member of the ski patrol team. The team was doing avalanche control in an area on the back side of Alpine Meadows. The area was closed to the public. Resort officials say the avalanche broke much higher and wider on the slope than in past snow safety missions.
Foster was uncovered within eight minutes.
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