What a Difference a Month Makes | Snow Capped Sierra Nevada Was Brown 4-Weeks Ago

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Credit: NWS Sacramento California

These satellite images, taken just one month apart, show the difference a month of heavy snow can make to the snowpack in the Sierra Nevada.

From bare and brown in early November (when Mammoth Mountain opened) to a nice blanket of white right now, with many areas advertising base depths over 5-feet already.

Over 100″ has fallen on most ski areas since Thanksgiving weekend, making for a superb start to the ski season in California. Long may it continue, right?!

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