Record Early Snow on Mammoth Mountain, CA (Video)

“Mammoth Mountain, CA received over a foot of snow today,” says RF the Weather Nut. “Last year was a record breaking year with 668 inches of snow and yet in October 2010 they received just 10 inches of snow. Mammoth Mountain averages 5.2 inches of snow in October.”

“More snow is on the way tonight and tomorrow.”

“It snowed 23” in October 1992.  25” in October 1996.  38” in October 2000. 85” in October 2004. 34” October 2009.”

News updates(web cams):

Mammoth Facebook page (great photos)

Past Snow Totals:

Thanks to RF The Weather nut for these links

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