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Patrick Thorne

03 Mar 18

Huge Snowfalls in California

Patrick Thorne

03 Mar 18

There have been some huge snowfalls in California for the start of March and meteorological spring.

Resorts is the state have been reporting up to 90cm (three feet) of snow in 24 hour periods since Thursday and 72 hour totals of up to 1.8 metres (six feet).  7 day totals are as much as 2.4m (8 feet)

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Ski areas in California had had little fresh snowfall since November meaning in some cases they had only been able to open limited terrain until recently.  Now however they are looking at a strong spring ski season with base depths rocketing up to up to 3.6m (12 feet).

The snowfall, at times accompanied by very strong winds, is causing operational problems and dangers.  A snowboarder died after apparently becoming lost in a blizzard at Squaw Valley on Thursday, and five people were injured in an avalanche at the same resort on Friday afternoon. It shut early for the day shortly afterwards.

Image top from Squaw Valley by Jeff Engerbretson of skier:Amie Engerbretson