Banner Snowfall This Year

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New snow fall readings show it’s been a banner year.  Following this past weekend’s late-season storms, the snowpack is reading nearly twice the average for this time of year.  Tuesday, the statewide average of 19 inches in snow-water equivalent is 195 percent of normal for the date.  The Central Sierra currently boosts 22 inches SWEQ, which is 203 percent of normal.  The North Sierra is at 16 inches SWEQ or 203 percent of normal for the date.  And the South Sierra is measuring 18 inches SWEQ, which is 173 percent normal.   Most, if not all the state’s major reservoirs are well above the historic capacity average, for this time of year.

Written by KVGC Staff