What Kind of Winter Has This Been?

This winter has been one for the ages. Ironically, this is the 2nd snowiest winter for the Sierra behind the winter of 1958. It has also been much colder than average, which means the snowpack is sticking around much later than usual. As my friend Sven mentioned in his last post , Mammoth has announced they will be open through July! Here are some charts that really illustrate the type of winter we have had. Remember, most California reservoirs are now completely full!

Do not look for a quick warmup, here is the temp outlook for the next couple of weeks, which is almost laughable ... almost:

 Here is the % of average precip for this winter:

How snowy has it been in the Sierra?

In addition, we received nearly 8 inches of snow last night in South Reno. Here is the model run for predicted precipitation last night and early this morning:

Everybody got fooled by this one, including us!

Mother Nature is just toying with us, obviously!

Stay Tuned ...