More snow news from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. The mountain measurements show Mammoth Pass snowpack still even with the wettest years on record – that’s 1982/83.
The statistics remain staggering with both snow and precipitation measurements double, triple even quadruple normal for this time of year.
LADWP accesses equipment they call snow pillows at strategic mountain sites. The results show Gem Pass at 200%, Mammoth at 179%. Rock Creek, 266%, Big Pine, 225% and Cottonwood, 295% of normal to date.
Precipitation measurements from Los Angeles show Lee Vining at 243% of normal to date. Long Valley,334%; Bishop, 355%; Big Pine, 355%, Independence at 446% and Los Angeles now at 281%. All percentages are of normal to date.
As we had earlier reported, statewide snowpack and precipitation information shows California as a very wet state so far this winter. Of course, with three more months of winter to go anything can happen.
The Farmer’s Almanac had called for mild temperatures and average precipitation for the West, including California. Accu.weather.com predicted a very dry winter in California. Meteorological phenomena once more prove illusive.