“The quantity of precipitation over the winter stunned forecasters, who failed to predict such amounts in the fall.” – The Washington Post
An incredible 751 inches of snow buried the Sugar Bowl ski area near Lake Tahoe this winter, bringing an abrupt end to an historic drought.
As of Thursday morning, the northern Sierra had achieved its wettest water year in recorded history, the National Weather Service office in Sacramento announced.
The numbers are expected to rise even higher because the water year, which began Oct. 1, doesn’t end until Sept. 30.
Thanks to Chris von Duering for this link