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Thursday Top of the Scroll: The great California snowmelt has begun: see striking before and after satellite photos
As California’s wet winter has given way to warmer spring weather, the state’s record snowpack has begun to melt. Though the accumulated snow still measures 249% of normal as of April 18, new satellite photos show that the white blankets enveloping mountains across the state have started to recede. The Southern Sierra continues to be the standout region, with snow levels on slopes there at more than 300% of normal. Satellite images seen below from NASA’s Earth Observing System Data and Information System, or EOSDIS, show the snowy Sierra on March 16 (left), and a month later (right).
- KTXL – Sacramento: Overall temperatures expected to rise in California’s Central Valley
- NASA Earth Observatory: A Boom Year for Sierra Nevada Snow
- Fresno Bee: Column - Huge snowpack looms above San Joaquin Valley. So far, the weather gods are cooperating
- Action News Now: Snow melt will lead to colder, faster flows in the Feather River