Written by Rosalie TapavaluContributors Mike KubaPublished Mar. 01, 2023 • 6:15pm
Sean de Guzman, manager of the California Department of Water Resources Snow Surveys and Water Supply Forecasting Unit, measures snow depth in El Dorado County, California, on Feb. 1, 2023. | Kenneth James/California Department of Water Resources via AP
Historic rainfall and frigid temperatures created a monster this winter: California’s unprecedented storm, which dumped a record amount of snowfall from the Sierra Nevada Mountains in Northern California all the way to the San Bernardino Mountains outside of Los Angeles.
The Sierra is now at 205% of its average snowfall to date, with over 40 feet of snow having fallen since October, according to the University of California Berkeley Central Sierra Snow Laboratory.
Here are eight photos and videos of one of the snowiest winters California has seen since 1970.
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