Record-crushing snowfall in California

At Squaw Valley, California, more than 8 feet of snow fell in five days, bringing  total snowfall for the season to 378 inches (960 cm). 

About 175 miles south of Squaw Valley, more snow has fallen on Mammoth Mountain Ski Area this January than during any other month in the resort’s recorded history.  As of January 24, some 246” (620 cm) of snow had fallen on the area, more than 20 feet! And the month is not over.

That record isn’t just for the month of January, mind you, but for ANY month. The previous monthly snowfall record of 209 inches (530 cm) was set in December 2010.

Meanwhile, 135 inches (343 cm) of snow has fallen at Tahoe City, California, making it the snowiest January there since 1952. And again, the month is not over.

There’s so much snow on the Sierra Nevada that some ski lifts had to close because the chairs were buried by the huge amounts of snow.

A series of storms these last few weeks have dumped more than 300% of normal January precipitation to most of the state.

See photos:

Thanks to Kevin A for this link

5 thoughts on “Record-crushing snowfall in California”

  1. my serious prayer for moonbeam to get buried in snowdrift n remain unfound for some time;-)

    and please
    pics of Ivanpah birdburner covered in snow and not working would be blissful
    and hilariously funny;-)

  2. The video shown at this site is hilarious.

    It begins with record snowfall in some areas accompanied by rain causing flooding and quickly moves on to a drought map which shows the areas impacted by winter storms and record snow and flooding as either “Dry” or “Severe” drought areas ?

    No prize for guessing which church the news media subscribe to.

Comments are closed.