Sierra Snowpack Currently 150% of Normal for Only 11th Time in 70-Years

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Snowpack v last year. Credit: NWS Facebook

Thanks California Department of Water Resources for more info on the snowpack.

Dating back to 1950, the statewide snowpack, according to the snow courses, has only been above 150% of normal a total of 11 times on March 1.

snowpack, Sierra, california
2018 vs 2019 California snowpack. Image: NASA

This Occurred In Water Years:

  • 1952
  • 1956
  • 1962
  • 1969
  • 1973
  • 1978
  • 1983
  • 1993
  • 1998
  • 2017
  • 2019

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