It has been an incredibly wet start to the year here in Northern California, and we are in store for another incredible few days through early next week.  Snow reports from Sierra towns and ski resorts since last weekend have been impressive.  I can personally confirm that some of the terrain at Squaw Valley received at least 3′ of fresh snow in the 48 hour period ending on the morning of the 5th.   Local reports here in the central valley exceeded an inch for each of 3 consecutive days (Thanks, CoCoRaHS) and one spot in the Sierra reported 60″ of new snow over the same period.  In addition to all that moisture, it looks like more is on the way.  NWS is forecasting a 70% chance of at least an additional 30″ of snow (their highest category) in the Sierra and another 2″ of rain for here in Davis.  Stay dry, my friends.