Spring Snowstorm Sets Milestone in Southern California Mountains

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Image: Screencap from video by KABC-TV

A spring snowstorm during the last weekend of March provided significant amounts of additional snow for Southern California mountains. There was so much snow that a milestone was set for total snowfall.

According to KABC News:

According to officials, Mammoth Mountain has surpassed a major snowfall milestone, saying more than 300 inches of snow has fallen this season.

They said about 13 inches of fresh snow fell overnight with light snow showers continuing throughout Saturday. The resort announced it will remain open for skiing and riding through at least Memorial Day.

Meanwhile, KCRA-TV in Sacramento reported that further north in the Sierra Nevada Mountain range, significant snowfall has also boosted the fortunes of ski resorts there.

At Boreal Mountain Resort, skiers and snowboarders came in droves to shred down the slopes Saturday. Marketing director Tucker Norred said the fresh snow is a good sign for business not only for Easter weekend but also for the next couple of weeks before Boreal closes on April 14.

“We’ve got over two feet of snow through the last few days here,” Norred said. “This is going to set us up for perfect spring conditions through the rest of the season.”

Image: Boreal Ski resort, Soda Springs, CA

The National Weather Service in Sacramento CA posted a 48 hour snowfall analysis on their Facebook page showing depending upon the location between 8 to more than 18 inches of snow fell throughout the Sierra Nevada range:

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