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Watch five years of April’s Sierra snowpack from space

Entering April 2017, the Sierra snowpack is 164 percent of normal. That’s a big difference from a few years ago – the snowpack was 6 percent of normal in on March 29, 2015. This series of satellite images shows the snow accumulation from space at roughly the same time of year for the past five years.

Business & Real Estate

Skiing on July 4. More rain than Seattle. Yes, California’s drought is receding.

How much precipitation has fallen on Northern California this winter? So much that Squaw Valley expects to be open for skiing July 4. So much that Sacramento’s rainfall has surpassed traditional rainy meccas like Seattle and Portland, Ore. So much that the U.S. Drought Monitor, a study produced weekly by scientists from multiple federal agencies, reported Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, that only 17 percent of California is still gripped by drought.

Ski Report

Ski resorts in for White Christmas

Heavy snow is causing traffic problems getting to Lake Tahoe, but the weather is expected to clear for Christmas. California and Nevada ski reports are excited about the prospect of a great conditions for the holiday. Video provided by Northstar and Squaw Valley ski resorts.

Weather

Spring snow leads some Sierra resorts to extend skiing into May

While the Sacramento area experienced partly cloudy skies and gusty winds Monday, after a weekend of highs in the 70s, a spring storm delivered several inches of snow to some parts of the Sierra. As of midafternoon, 11 inches of snow had fallen over the past 24 hours at Northstar California Resort north of Lake Tahoe. Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe announced Monday that, thanks to snow conditions, winter operations at the Lake Tahoe area’s highest base elevation resort will be extended to May 8.

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Watch five years of April’s Sierra snowpack from space

Entering April 2017, the Sierra snowpack is 164 percent of normal. That’s a big difference from a few years ago – the snowpack was 6 percent of normal in on March 29, 2015. This series of satellite images shows the snow accumulation from space at roughly the same time of year for the past five years.
Sharon Okada The Sacramento Bee
Watch five years of April’s Sierra snowpack from space 0:42

Watch five years of April’s Sierra snowpack from space

Experience 'epic' downhill skiing in the Sierra 1:53

Experience 'epic' downhill skiing in the Sierra

Epic Sierra snowfall has skiers gleeful, residents shoveling 1:11

Epic Sierra snowfall has skiers gleeful, residents shoveling

How to ski moguls like a pro with gold medalist Jonny Moseley 4:52

How to ski moguls like a pro with gold medalist Jonny Moseley