Wednesday December 7, 2022

The Mercury News

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas across the West, and for the parched mega-drought region, the December snow is a welcome gift.

With back-to-back-to-back winter storms across the West, the snowpack is thriving. Parts of the Sierra and the Pacific Northwest are seeing above-average snowpack for this time of year.

In Central California, the Sierra stands at 200% of normal for snowpack average to date.

The drought monitor released some of the numbers Thursday, which showed some of the driest areas in the West with decent snow. Here is where the West stands as of right now for snowpack:

  • Great Basin 157%
  • Lower Colorado 152%
  • California 135%
  • Pacific Northwest 134%
  • Upper Colorado 98%

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