Snowiest Month on Record for Mammoth Mountain
January 2017 is officially the snowiest month on record for Mammoth mountain. With almost a week remaining in the first month of the year, The California resort nestled in the Sierra Nevada Mountains already received more than 20 feet of snow!
As of the time of this article the January snowfall totals live up to the mountain’s name– Mammoth! A jaw dropping 246 inches to be exact. But don’t keep that mouth open for too long, it might fill with snow!
246 inches, that’s 20 feet six inches! Still not grasping that amount of snow!?
That’s almost a foot of new snow every single day up to this point!
Walk out your front door, turn around and look back at your house or apartment. If you live in a two-story house, assuming 8-foot ceilings, the gutter lining your roof is 20 feet high! If you live in apartment, the snow would cover the second-story windows!
Not the greatest for day to day life, but think about all that fresh pow for skiers and riders!
Keep Your Tips Up
Mammoth mountain has seen its fair share of monster storms throughout the years often times opening as early as October and closing for the season as late as July!
The last time skiers and riders saw a season even close to this was back in December of 2010 when the monthly snowfall total topped out at a then mind boggling 209 inches!
And after sifting through years and years of data– there is not another month that topped 200 inches of snow as far back as 1969! (That’s as far back as I could find data)
349 inches. That’s the seasonal snowfall total thus far. That’s already more snow than has fallen on Mammoth since the winter of 2010-2011, the same winter that set the previous monthly snowfall record.
So it’s no wonder skiers and riders have been having fun with social media!
Hopefully it’s not tracked out just yet, because the month of January is going to end much quieter than it started.
There is a slight chance of snow on Thursday, but if anything falls it will be less than an inch.
Windy conditions on Friday will usher in clear skies and warmer temperatures.
Weekend highs will approach the 40 degree mark– so don’t forget the sunglasses and sunscreen if you’re hitting the slopes.
It’s official – more snow has fallen this January than in any other month in Mammoth’s recorded history with 246” (that’…
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Jeremy LaGoo