Record snowfall blankets Mammoth Mountain, just in time for Memorial Day


By: - Climate DepotMay 24, 2019 4:15 PM

https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-mammoth-snowfall-record-20190524-story.html

California’s strange spring weather continues to stun the state, now setting a record for the snowiest May at Mammoth Mountain.

The resort got a record 29 inches of snow this month, giving those in Southern California a chance to ditch the sandy beach for the powdery mountain this Memorial Day weekend.

The snowfall has already topped May 2015’s record of 28 inches, further adding to the enormous dump of powder that Mammoth has received. A total of 489 inches have accumulated at the main lodge, and 715 inches have been recorded at the summit. The ski resort’s current base depth is between 90 and 155 inches.

In February, residents had to tunnel out from their homes after a record-breaking 24 feet of snow fell during the month.