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Californian Bay Area Peak Records Highest Monthly Snowfall EVER

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Bay Area, San Francisco, Mount Hamilton, record snowfall, records
Snow on Mount Hamilton on Feb. 4, 2018. Credit: Lick Observatory/University Of California

A record-breaking 38.1 inches of snow was measured at Lick Observatory atop Mount Hamilton, CA at 4,200-feet elevation February just gone. This was the greatest monthly snowfall total on the San Jose mountain since records began there in 1948, according to the National Weather Service, beating out the previous record from January 1950 of 33.6 inches.

February saw above-average precipitation and below-average temperatures in the San Francisco Bay Area, perfect conditions for snow on Bay Area peaks.

Bay Area, San Francisco, Mount Hamilton, record snowfall, records
Record snow on Mount Hamilton. Credit: NBC Bay Area

Highway 17 at Summit Road in the Santa Cruz Mountains was forced to close on Feb. 4 and 5 due to snow. And in the North Bay, snow fell as low as 400 feet, Grizzly Peak in the East Bay Hills, Altamont Pass in Livermore both recorded several inches.


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