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Sierra Nevada Sets Record for 2nd Snowiest Winter

677 inches of snow have fallen since October
By - posted 3/20/2023 No Comment

Update as of March 20, 2023: Sierra Nevada received another 7.7″ of snow this past weekend, so this winter has passed the ’82/’83 record as the 2nd snowiest season. There’s a long way to go to beat the record for the snowiest season (812 inches), but we’re not done with the snow yet.

Thanks to KCBS Radio for sharing the news that Sierra Nevada will soon set the record for its second snowiest winter. The snowfall the mountains are experiencing have not been seen in generations.

UC Berkeley’s Central Sierra Snow Lab, a field research station located at Donner Pass, has measured 668 inches or 55.5 feet of snow in 2023. The record for the second snowiest winter was set in 1983 when 55.91 feet of snow fell.

We still may see it surpass the record for all-time snowiest winter which saw 812 inches (67.6 feet) of snow in 1952.