Squaw Valley Snowfall On Record Pace

Squaw Valley, CA has received 658 inches of snow this winter, and for the date is four inches ahead of the previous record year of 2017.

View Last 7 Years of Squaw Valley Snowfall | Squaw Alpine

This comes three years after experts announced the permanent drought in California.

California Braces for Unending Drought – The New York Times

Thanks El Niño, But California’s Drought Is Probably Forever | WIRED

When CO2 was much lower, the 1960 Squaw Valley Olympics almost had to be cancelled because of a lack of snow.

09 Feb 1960, Page 1 – The Berkshire Eagle at Newspapers.com

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7 Responses to Squaw Valley Snowfall On Record Pace

  1. Theyouk says:

    Traded msgs w/a friend yesterday whose Tahoe cabin is still largely buried. He stated something to the effect of, ‘You know, a cool/cloudy summer and another winter like this, and icefields start to grow…quickly’. Would be an interesting turn (and no doubt proof to the MSM that thing are ‘worse than we thought’). No one knows what direction things will trend; there is no ‘normal’ here (and never has been). It’s bone-dry or biblical flooding, and all scenarios in between…all of which are within the range of reasonable probabilities.

  2. Steven Fraser says:

    Really interesting curve comparison.

  3. John F. Hultquist says:

    A South Lake Tahoe friend just sent a photo of where she felt inclined to turn around and go home. She was headed toward Carson City, going east and up on Kingsbury Grade toward Daggett Pass, and, after turning around she encountered an ambulance, fire truck and two sheriff’s cars headed in the direction she thought it best not to go. Gold star to her!

  4. rah says:

    I suspect the place to be watching this spring in California is a ways north, up at Oroville.

    If they didn’t pump megatons of concrete slurry to seal and stabilize the punky fragmented basalt under that thing at it’s base it’s going to fail again when it is most needed.

  5. rah says:

    As I write this I am hoping I am seeing the last snow this year in my piece of Indiana. Rain turning to snow.

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