Rain, Snow And Hail Pound Northern California At End Of Bone-Dry February

Finally, rain. And snow. Some hail, even. Plus there’s more to come. A storm doused Northern California on Monday, ending Sacramento’s month-plus dry spell and setting the table for a heavy pounding that could dump up to 4 feet of snow on the Sierra Nevada range later this week. After a pause in the weather at mid-day, Sacramento was pelted with hail during a freakish afternoon thunderstorm. Some residents thought the city was blanketed with snow; the Fire Department tweeted that a snow pile caused a traffic tie-up near West El Camino Avenue.