Whatever You Want to Call it, March has Been Kind to California | Who are the Winners from this Current Storm?

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Mammoth Mountain yesterday. Credit: Mammoth Mountain Ski Area

Whatever you want to call it, #MiracleMarch, #MammothMarch, #MarchMadness, or any other trending hashtag right now, there’s no denying that since the end of February, California has been dumped on.

Numerous storms have rolled through dropping multiple feet at a time, resulting in some insane skiing, as well as some disconcerting safety issues regarding inbound avalanches and resorts in California closing due to too much snow.

Storm timeline. Image: NOAA Reno, NV

This latest storm, which began at the beginning of the week, has been just as intense. Below are the 24hr, 48hr, 72hr and 7-day snow accumulations.

24-hour:

  • June Mountain: 18
  • Northstar: 17
  • Heavenly: 16
  • Kirkwood: 16
  • Sugar Bowl: 12
  • Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows: 11
  • Sierra-at-Tahoe: 11
  • Mammoth: 9
  • Bear Valley: 8

48-hour:

  • Mammoth: 44
  • Kirkwood: 32
  • Northstar: 31
  • Heavenly: 29
  • Sierra-at-Tahoe: 24
  • June Mountain: 24
  • Sugar Bowl: 19
  • Bear Valley: 17
  • Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows: 13

72-hour:

  • Mammoth: 54
  • Kirkwood: 37
  • Northstar: 36
  • Heavenly: 30
  • Sierra-at-Tahoe: 24
  • June Mountain: 24
  • Sugar Bowl: 20
  • Bear Valley: 19
  • Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows: 14

7-day:

  • Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows: 88
  • Mammoth: 88
  • Kirkwood: 69
  • Northstar: 68
  • Sierra-at-Tahoe: 63
  • Bear Valley: 49
  • Heavenly: 47
  • June Mountain: 40
  • Sugar Bowl: 39

The storm is forecast to keep going through the weekend, so we could add a more than a few inches to these totals.

Get out there, enjoy it, and stay safe. I’m sure wherever you choose to shred it will be awesome!


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