The #snow over the weekend brought our total to 48.33 feet for the year, which is 0.56 feet above the 2016/2017 total of 47.77 feet. But, 2017 still has an advantage compared to this season: Snow Water Equivalent (SWE; water that comes from melting snow). 🧵

#CAwx #CAwater
Due to our recent light snow, we have had less SWE accumulation than in the 2016/2017 winter, which means that we have less water available in the snowpack for use as it melts. In fact, we had 20% more SWE to this point in the season in 2017 (2017 - 65.3", 2023 - 54.4").
With more storms on the horizon, it's likely that we'll make up for this discrepancy and we may end up near or above the 2017 SWE max by the end of the season. Only time will tell though.

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