Photos: Record snowfall blankets Sierra Nevada
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.
Dangerously low snowpack levels in the Sierra have improved, as the state’s water resources department reported on Monday that the snowpack was between 145% and 161% of normal across the range , with more snow expected.
At Donner Pass in the Sierra, UC Berkeley’s officials Central Sierra Snow Laboratory said on Monday that recent snowfall broke December’s snowiest record of 179 inches, set in 1970. The record now stands at 193.7 inches, and more snow is expected.
Truckee’s Northstar California Resort closed its mountain operations on Monday in blizzard conditions. The ski resort has received more than 6 feet of snow in the past 48 hours, according to the the station’s Facebook post.