(KRON) — The Sierra snowpack is nearly double the normal amount for March 1.
The Department of Water Resources just measured the snowpack at 179 percent of normal.
The measurements are taken at Phillips Station in the central Sierra near Lake Tahoe.
The depth of snow is 112.7 inches at the Phillips Station measurement location. This is not the biggest snow accumulation for March, however the Department of Water Resources says this measurement is in the top five of its records.
— CA – DWR (@CA_DWR) March 1, 2017
Forecasters are predicting a return of the wet weather starting this weekend.
— NWS Sacramento (@NWSSacramento) February 25, 2017