California slammed again with rain and snow this past weekend

After several years of drought, California is experiencing a huge winter for moisture so far, especially in the month of January.  Heavy rain and snow this month is helping to replenish water tables and reservoirs, and is making snow-thirsty skiers very happy with the first above-average snow season since 2010-2011.  A series of moist Pacific storm systems have hit the Golden State this January, the latest of which brought more heavy snowfall to the Sierra Nevada Mountains this past weekend.  Mammoth Mountain Ski Area has now received 246″ of snow in January, shattering it’s all-time monthly record for snow (in any month!), the previous record of which was 209″.

Here are some of the most recent snowfall totals as reported on Monday morning, January 23rd by NWS Reno spotters.

  • Heavenly Ski Area – 30″ in 24 hours (88″ in 5 days)
  • June Mountain – 60″ in 48 hours
  • Mammoth Mountain – 41″ in 48 hours (300″ base at the summit!)
  • Incline Village – 20″ in 24 hours (67″ in 5 days)
  • Sugar Bowl Ski Area – 24″ in 24 hours
  • Northstar Ski Area – 29″ in 24 hours (96″ in 7 days)
  • Squaw Valley Ski Area – 29″ in 24 hours (97″ in 7 days)
  • Mt. Rose Ski Area – 20″ in 24 hours
  • Homewood Ski Area – 21″ in 24 hours
  • Tahoe City – 17″ in 24 hours
  • Homewood – 17.8″ in 24 hours
  • Boca Reservoir – 12″ in 24 hours
  • NWS Reno – 7.6″ in 24 hours

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