While it rained hail down on Sacramento, the fast-moving, cold storm dropped 18 inches of new snow in parts of the Sierra mountains on Monday.
Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows reported the storm brought the resort's five-day snow total to 31 inches. Snow accumulation rates reached up to three inches per hour, the resort said.
And it's not over. The biggest storm of the 2017-18 season is expected to move in on Wednesday with National Weather Service forecasters calling for three to six feet more of snow above 4,000 feet, and six inches in the foothills, before the system moves out on Saturday.
The Valley will see rainfall totals between a half-inch and two inches under breezy conditions.
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