California freeze: Minus-11 degrees in Sierra amid snow and ice
Icicles form while snowboarders enjoy the early ski season at Mountain High Ski Resort in Wrightwood.(Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Snowboarders glide down a hill at Mountain High Ski Resort. The temperature was 28 degrees in the afternoon on Saturday, Nov. 28.(Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
A snowboarder cuts back across the slope creating a spray of snow at Mountain High Ski Resort. After years of drought conditions, a heavy snowfall has allowed ski resorts in the Sierra to start the season off strong.(Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Snowboards rest on a rack as skiers enjoy the slopes at Mountain High Ski Resort in Wrightwood.(Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
A deep freeze in California’s Sierra is continuing, with one spot east of Redding recording minus-11 degrees.
FOR THE RECORD
An earlier version of this article said the low in California was minus-14. It was actually minus-11, according to the National Weather Service.
According to the National Weather Service, the Bogard Rest Area in the Lassen National Forest recorded that frigid temperature between Friday night and Saturday morning. The rest area is north of Susanville.
A few other mountain areas posted below-zero temperatures overnight.
A series of winter storms have dumped large amounts of snow in the Sierra, with some places receiving more than 20 inches. The NWS said another storm could move in by Thursday.
A good blanket of snow is now sticking to the ground across the mountain range, according to the weather service. The cold temperatures are good news for ski resorts, which are off to a strong seasonal start after several years of drought conditions.
A freeze warning was in place in the Sacramento Valley for Sunday. Officials warned residents to protect outdoor plants and pipes.