According to the California Department of Water Resources, the snow pack in the Sierra Nevada Mountains overall is 159% of the average snow pack for this date — and that’s before today’s storm.
The snow pack in the Sierra Nevada is important because that snow melting over the course of the year provides a big portion of your drinking water on warm sunny days in Spring, Summer, and Fall.
A local flood watch has been issued, and heavy rain is expected today and tomorrow.
After a dust-dry November, we have been blessed with a flood of rain this December. However, if we don’t see more rain between now and April, what seems like a lot now won’t stretch far.
That snow pack is only about half of the average snow pack for the start of April. We need more, a lot more.