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UPDATE: Mt. Rainier’s snowpack depth restored since January 1st

Families enjoy sledding in the Paradise snowplay area.” Credit: NPS file photo

“Before and After Images Show How Snow Depth Increased Nearly 100 Inches in 12 Days at Mount Rainier National Park”

“Paradise Ranger Station at Mount Rainier National Park in Washington had a snow depth of 143 inches as of early Jan. 13, according to the National Weather Service in Seattle. That’s a snowpack gain of 94 inches at that location since Jan. 1.”

“The copious amount of snow to begin January is good news for the Cascades of the Pacific Northwest.

“Snow water equivalent, which is measure of how much water content is locked into the snowpack, was 97% of average at Paradise Monday. That’s an increase from just 45% of average on Jan. 1,” by Chris Dolce, The Weather Channel. Read more and see the images.

Posted by Steve on January 17, 2020 at 12:05 am | Permalink

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