State’s Water/Snow Content Picks Up, Nearing Average Peak Conditions


In the Central Sierra Snow Lab conditions briefing, lead scientist Andrew Schwartz said that in the last eight days, nearly 4 feet of snow has fallen, boosting the state’s snowpack to 92%, with the Northern Sierra region at 100% average. By the second week of January, that total was a meek 45% of average.

Miracle March may arrive early this last week of February as a few atmospheric river events are poised off the coast and expected to arrive early next week.

Temperatures are also trending to be below average over the next ten days and likely into the following week, according to prediction models, which will be accompanied by above-average precipitation focused over northern CA.

The season is turning the corner from what appeared would be a dry wet season for the state, forecasters remain assured the storm window will remain open helping to build the snow pack and get it back to normal conditions.