Stormy weather sweeps Fresno

FRESNO, Calif.

"I didn't expect this at all tonight. It's kinda a cutting chill," Jeff Dippel said.

So far, this weekend's storm has dumped a half an inch or rain on the valley floor.

This 5-story vacant building in downtown Fresno flooded Saturday as a result.

Fire crews were called out earlier in the day after someone passing by noticed water dripping from the building's exterior.

"Every floor has water in it. Not bad, but it's all because the roof clogged up," Captain Gary Wedemeyer said.

This latest storm also brought more than a foot of snow to Yosemite. Park officials sent us this image of Yosemite Valley from the tunnel view outlook off of Highway 41.

Bass Lake also got a dusting of snow overnight. Action News viewer Susan Engle sent these pictures in.

By Sunday, some of the higher elevations may get up to 4 feet of snow.

While some valley residents aren't quite ready for this cold blast, others say it's a welcome change.

"Well, we don't get snow down here, but it's nice to go snowboarding when it does come down. So you're looking forward to it? Swaz Chang said. "Absolutely."

So, city officials are reminding people to clear out their storm drains to avoid any damage to their businesses and homes.

And if you are heading up to the mountains be prepared to use chains.

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