Drought (and Ski Resort) Relief Coming to Cali? Plus, a Look at Today's Mammoth Snow Dump

Falling rain may send one's thoughts to the upcoming ski and snowboard season.

According to some national weather predictors, the coming winter may bring enough precipitation to replenish reservoirs and ease water shortages in California.

Neat. But what about our slopes? Relief may be coming there as well.

The season forecast for the West offers hope to resorts across the state that have not received normal snowfall amounts in the past two seasons, reports AccuWeather.com, which also sees enough precipitation coming to put a healthy dent in two-plus years of drought conditions.

The recent light years may have already caused some to make snow vacation plans out of state. AccuWeather reports the Rockies "will be bitterly cold at times and buried in snow," while parts of Montana and Wyoming will fall well below normal temperature-wise.

As for the now--like, RIGHT now!--Mammoth Mountain sent the following photo shot this afternoon:

Snow falls today at Mammoth, 28 days before opening day (Nov. 7).
Snow falls today at Mammoth, 28 days before opening day (Nov. 7).
Photo by Peter Morning/MMSA

"At the moment there's 2 inches on the ground at Main Lodge, with 3-6 expected through this evening and another 3-6 overnight," reports resort spokesman Tim LeRoy. "Storm totals near the summit could easily total over a foot by this time tomorrow."

Getting excited yet?

Email: mcoker@ocweekly.com. Twitter: @MatthewTCoker. Follow OC Weekly on Twitter @ocweekly or on Facebook!


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