California's Sierra Nevada Receives 44 Feet of Snow Throughout Winter, Researchers Report

The UC Berkeley Central Sierra Snow Lab said it had received 35 inches of snow in Soda Springs, California, from Tuesday, February 28, to Wednesday, March 1, the “first day of meteorological spring.”

Footage posted to the lab’s Twitter page shows a heavy blanket of snow covering the area. The lab said it had received 531 inches (more than 44 feet) of snow over the winter season and was within 42 inches of the 2016/2017 winter record.

The National Weather Service said a strong winter storm bringing snowfall rates of up to three inches per hour would continue to impact the area through March 1. Credit: UC Berkeley CSSL via Storyful

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