While Colorado and Utah sit high and dry, the mountains stretching along the west coast are completely buried after a series of winter storms dumped their payload on everything from Mt Baker>Mammoth Mountain.
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According to our unofficial calculation, the Sierra (*including Nevada and California) are currently at 333% of their normal, although a lot of that precipitation has fell as rain at the lower elevations. However above 8,000, the snow is falling hard and fast.
This morning, Mammoth Mountain is reporting 6 FEET of snow on its summit!
Washington and Oregon are also boasting deep snowpacks. Oregon is currently leading the charge with an overall statewide Snow Water Equivalent (SWE) of 284% of normal. Washington is slightly behind with 246% of its normal snowpack for November 17th.
LET IT SNOW!
Westwide SNOTEL Current Snow Water Equivalent (SWE) % of Normal:
Calfornia/Nevada (Sierras): 333% of Normal (SWE)
Oregon: 284% of Normal (SWE)
Washington: 246% of Normal (SWE)