Sierra Snowpack at 88% of Normal After Winter Storms

Recent snowfall has brought a good start to the water season. Starting October 1st a new water observation cycle begins and is tracked typically through September 30th. With a strong round of winter storms, the snowpack in the Sierras is already at 88% of normal for the year with just under four and a quarter feet of snow recorded.

However, the water year could tip either way as the Climate Prediction Center says the region, along with much of the state, has an equal chance for above or below-average precipitation through January.