From Zero to Hero: Huge Storm Transforms California Snowpack

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Current Cal-Nev snowpack. Credit: NOAA

What a difference a couple of weeks makes! At the beginning of December, we were asking ‘where is all the snow?’, and here we are now with resorts closing due to too much snow.

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How the California snowpack has changed in the last 7-days – +30″ at all locations. Credit: NOAA

California has had the most significant increase in snowpack, now sitting way above average for this time of year. Mammoth Mountain said a couple of days ago that they have had twice as much snow as they did at this time last season.

All other states are still below average but are certainly looking a little healthier than two weeks ago.

And there’s still way more snow in the forecast… here’s to a snowy 2022!

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Current west-wide snowpack. Credit: NOAA
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West-wide snowpack 2-weeks ago. Credit: NOAA

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