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They’re calling it “the winter that just doesn’t want to end” as the figures close in on the all-time record for the area. Another atmospheric river is imminent. Records show that ‘several of the snowiest winters logged at least one-fourth of their season total after March 15’.
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No one really knows how much snow fell on the infamous Donner Party when the pioneers were trapped atop the Sierra Nevada for months and dozens died near Lake Tahoe in the winter of 1846-47, says Phys.org.
But this season has now etched its way into the history books as the second snowiest in the 77 years of record-keeping at the Central Sierra Snow Lab—more than 56.4 feet (677 inches, 17.2 meters) with no end in sight.
And there’s still a chance it could surpass the record of 67.7 feet (812 inches, 20.6 meters) set…
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