Miracle March? Not 1991 but the NWS are Calling it Good Enough!

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March came in like a lion and will go out like a lamb as dry and warmer conditions are expected this week, posted NWS Reno Nevada.

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March had a pretty miraculous turn around in just a few weeks where we saw substantial increases in Sierra snowpack and snow water equivalent (liquid content of the snow). Not quite the original “Miracle March” of 1991 but certainly a substantial boost.

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The above graphics give you an idea of the increases we saw in terms of predicted snowmelt and precipitation (percent of normal) for Tahoe City and also Sierra snowpack increases. You can also get an idea how this winter stacked up with 1991. (Note that this year had a better start than 1991 but still saw a big rise.)

Below is the most recent percentage of normal snowpack over the Sierra. This graphical representation was generated by the CA Department of Water Resources on March 27th.

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Check out the latest totals for and season to date:

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*Shingleton should be Shingletown*


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