California's Sierra Nevada Mountains Buried in 17 Inches of Snow

The UC Berkeley Central Sierra Snow Lab reported that 17.9 inches (45.5 cm) of snow fell in just 24 hours in Soda Springs, California.

The lab said that the Sierras had already recorded “above average (115%)” precipitation for the year in November.

Video posted by the UC Berkeley Central Sierra Snow Lab on Wednesday shows fluffy snow blanketing the mountainside in Soda Springs.

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for the region until Wednesday morning, saying that “additional snow accumulations of up to 6 inches” were expected. Credit: UC Berkeley Central Sierra Snow Lab via Storyful

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