The snow is falling in the Sierra this morning, but state water officials say we're going to need a lot more of it to fill California reservoirs, which are running low on water.
The experts say the fact that many reservoirs are running low should be a warning that conservation measures might be necessary to get through the coming year.
Forecasters say there appears to be little chance for record-rain conditions to develop in the Pacific this winter.
Mike Cowin of the state Department of Water Resources says a drought has not been declared, but water managers will face a challenge if we don't get rain and snow in the early part of 2014.
California is coming off one of the driest winters on record. Most of the state's water comes from the Sierra snowpack.