Mammoth was snorkel-worthy after the last storm system that hit the state. Peter Morning photo.
Per The Sacramento Bee, updated projections from the National Weather Service show select high altitude locations like Carson Pass just outside of the Kirkwood Mountain Resort in the Tahoe area catching more than 8 feet of the fresh stuff by week's end. Just take a look at this map:
All those different colors just add up to one thing: Deep pow. NWS photo.
The first storm system is expected to start pouring down on the state Tuesday through Wednesday. Resorts up and down the Sierra will see healthy amounts of snow.
Mammoth is expected to catch up to 2 feet by Wednesday night while resorts like Kirkwood will score as much as 3 feet from the first storm system. There will be a brief reprieve from all the snow, but a second, stronger storm system will then pile onto California resorts–with particular intensity in the Tahoe region–Thursday into Friday. Resorts like Kirkwood and Sugar Bowl can expect as much as an additional 2-3 feet from this second system.
All this snow comes at an ample time for California: The state was in drought-like conditions for much of the season, and the state's snowpack is currently only at 37 percent of its historical average on the year, according to The Sacramento Bee.
While it's still a long way from the record-setting 2016-2017 season the state saw, here's to hoping the Golden State continues its late season push.
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