Snow in the South Bay? Here's how much to expect on Mt. Hamilton this week

Bay City News
Tuesday, December 28, 2021
Here's how much snow Mt. Hamilton could get this week
Mt. Hamilton could have a foot of snow on its peaks by Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

SANTA CLARA COUNTY, Calif. -- Snow fell on Mt. Hamilton and likely on other higher elevations of the Bay Area overnight and more could be on the way, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service said Monday morning.

The weather service does not have cameras tracking snowfall but does and shows a considerable amount of snow on Mt. Hamilton, located in Santa Clara County and home of the Lick Observatory.

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Snow was still falling at 8:22 a.m. By the end of the day Wednesday, as much as a foot could be atop that peak and others.

"It's going to be cold out there," meteorologist Roger Gass said.

Elevations above 4,000 feet will be cold enough that by Wednesday the total accumulation of snowfall could be significant, Gass said.

Sunday night into Monday, snow may have fallen on peaks as low as 3,500 feet, weather officials said.

Some peaks above the Big Sur coast are also likely to have seen snow.

"Those typically turn into a winter wonderland," Gass said.

Gass said the unsettled weather is expected to continue through Wednesday.

NWS tweeted map of where snow will fall this week: