Snow pack in Sierra Nevada looking good

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.

But we can be grateful for today’s downpour. Just be careful out there, and mindful of flood warnings and evacuation orders!

Information on snow pack in the Sierras reported by the California Department of Water Resources as of December 28, 2021.
Information on snow pack in the Sierras reported by the California Department of Water Resources as of December 28, 2021.