It’s snowing in the Cascades and Sierra Nevada mountains which is not unusual but take a look at these snow totals thus far with more on the way:
203 inches Mammoth Mtn, CA
225 inches Squaw Valley, CA
227 inches Alpine Meadows, CA
325 inches Mt Rose, NV
208 inches Stevens Pass, WA
243 inches Mt Hood Meadows, OR
Snowfall has been “prolific” as termed by weather.com (see link below). The great snow amounts are the result of several atmospheric rivers. Snowfall will continue as more moisture enters the area raising these snow amounts.
Back in 2010-2011 Squaw Valley got just over 800 inches of snow and Mammoth Mountain got got 668.5 inches,. In the US the greatest amount of snowfall was at Mt Baker in the Washington Cascades during 1998-1999. Mt Baker got a total of 1140 inches (95 feet)!
Authorities are warning people about possible avalanches. Additional problems are on the way just as soon as this snow begins to melt as flooding is expected and in some areas that is already happening.