That figure represents 83% of the April first average, the date when the snowpack is typically at its peak.
However, the statewide numbers aren't looking good. The automated snow survey network shows the snowpack at just 60% of normal for this date.
But that will all change this weekend, according to ABC7 Meteorologist Mike Nicco.
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Saturday morning, you can expect a quick burst of snow hitting the Sierra between 5 and 7 inches. Sunday will be mostly quiet. But Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 2-3.5 feet of snow will fall across the Sierra. That will make the skiers happy!
If you're planning to head to the mountains this weekend, try to get your traveling done on Friday. Take caution on Saturday and Sunday. Monday through Thursday, traveling into the Sierra will be difficult.
Our Sierra & Tahoe snowpack suffering more, now only 60% of average for today's date. That could change starting Saturday with more snow❄️🏂⛷️ possible next week.— Mike Nicco (@MikeNiccoABC7) March 3, 2021
Here's hoping for a March Miracle. #Tahoe#Sierra #snow pic.twitter.com/vWs9t8ULAI
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