Friday January 13, 2023


California’s snowpack levels continue to rise, now sitting at more than 225% of the average for this time of year. It’s welcome news to a state slogging through a prolonged drought, and with more winter storms headed this way, that number is sure to climb.

Snowpack levels in the Sierra Nevada approached 200% of the yearly average on Monday, driven by multiple atmospheric rivers over the last several weeks.

On Wednesday, that total continued to climb to 226% of the yearly average for Jan. 11, according to the National Weather Service.

Not only is California ahead of its total for January, the state is also outpacing its peak month.

Officials from the NWS California-Nevada River Forecast Center said the peak period for snowpack in the Sierra is around April 1, and, as of Wednesday, California has already exceeded its April average.

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