The California Data Exchange Center is a repository of snow, precipitation, and hydrology data. Brian German January 30, 2020 Agri-Business, Water. Right: A satellite view of the Sierra snowpack on Feb. 18, 2020. California snowpack measures below normal for spring April 1, 2020 GMT PHILLIPS STATION, Calif. (AP) — California’s Sierra Nevada snowpack is below normal for spring and the water content around the state is only about half the April average, as much of California struggles under persistent drought, authorities said Wednesday.
Drought is now extreme over far northern California.
By Jonathan Belles May 02 2020 04:45 PM EDT weather.com. California Snow Water Content, June 4, 2020, Percent of April 1 Average Statewide Percent of April 1: 1% Statewide Percent of Average for Date: 4% Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul 0 50 100 150 200 250 Average 1976-1977 1982-1983 (max) 2014-2015 (min) 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 1 … A photo taken Feb. 17 of this year illustrates the dreadful condition of the snowpack, which provides water for about 30 percent of California. Members of the media were on hand at Phillips Station … Left: 2019, Right: 2020. The charts, maps, and tables listed below are some of the most frequently used. That number is 97% of average for the time of year and 44% of the April 1 average in that location. Snowpack … At a Glance. Additional precipitation and snow sensor reports are available on CDEC.. Sierra Nevada is 53% of historical average for April The result — 33.5 inches deep — amounted to a promising start, officials said. California Snowpack ‘In Decent Shape’ According to Second 2020 Snow Survey. On Thursday morning the Department of Water Resources (DWR) performed its second 2020 snow survey which revealed a snowpack that is nearly on pace for the historical average for this point in the year. In normal years, the snowpack supplies about 30 percent of California’s water needs as it melts in the spring and early summer. Updated: 11:54 AM PDT April 7, 2020 SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Recent storms in the Sierra have helped with the snowpack and water supply as we get ready for the warmer months ahead. (NASA) Mountain snow has rapidly diminished in parts of the Western United States …
Very dry conditions returned to much of the state in January and February, with March and April storms leading to the snowpack peaking at just 66 percent of average on April 9. California snow as seen via a NASA satellite on May 1, 2020.
What a difference a year makes!
The number on the left is percent of the April 1st average and on the right is the percent of average for Feb. 18, 2020. California snowpack just above half of what it should be.
California's Sierra Nevada snowpack is below normal for spring and the water content around the state is only about half the April average, as much of California struggles under persistent drought. Spring Storm Brings More Rain and Snow to California More A pedestrian wearing a face mask walks her dog protected from the rain in Los Angeles Thursday, April 9, 2020.