Snowpack Extremely Healthy Across Most of the West | California 2nd Best Snowpack in 20 Years

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Westwide snowpack. Credit: NWS

Except for one or two areas, the entire westwide snowpack is above average for this time of year and in many cases double normal.

Considerable storms in California and Utah have significantly boosted the snowpack, with the Tahoe basin sitting at 229% normal and the Wasatch at 171% normal.

According to the East Bay Times, California is closing in on the second-largest snowpack for January in the last two decades, with plenty more snow in the forecast. The state is currently 174% of normal for this date.

Ski areas in Utah have some of the most snow on Earth, with Alta and Brighton already surpassing 300″ for the season.

Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho are also faring well, ranging from 120% to 180% of normal.

California snowpack.

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