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    Squaw Valley was the place to be Monday. Skiers enjoyed sunshine, snow and dressing up in stars-and-stripes outfits to celebrate the holiday.

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Who’s up for July skiing?

Squaw Valley Ski Resort will remain open past July 4 for the first time. The resort can’t commit beyond July 8 date.

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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.

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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.

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Ski resorts in for White Christmas

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