Tuesday May 7, 2024

Los Angeles Times

A rare late season storm dumped nearly 2 feet of snow on some regions of Northern California over the weekend, breaking at least one daily snowfall record.

The storm, which swept in from the Gulf of Alaska, dropped about 31 inches of snow on Lower Lassen Peak, 26 inches at Palisades Summit and 22 inches at Soda Springs Ski Resort and 16 inches at Kingvale, according to the National Weather Service’s Sacramento office.

The UC Berkeley Central Sierra Snow Laboratory at Donner Summit recorded 26.4 inches of snow in a 24-hour period on May 5, making it the “snowiest day of the season at the lab,” according to a social media post. The last record was 23.8 inches on March 3.

“Did anyone have the snowiest day of the 2023/2024 season being in May on their winter bingo card?” station officials wrote.

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