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56 feet of snow have fallen on Donner Pass this winter. More is on the way

Amy Alonzo | Reno Gazette Journal
March 20, 2023

It’s officially the second-snowiest winter on Donner Pass since 1946, and more snow is on the way.

The Central Sierra Snow Lab is reporting 677 inches of snow, the second-most ever recorded — that’s more than 56 feet, in case you don’t have a calculator handy.

Last weekend’s storm pushed it past the 671 inches recorded at the lab in 1983.

“Still far from #1 but we’ll get closer over the next week,” the lab tweeted Monday.

The snowiest season on record at the lab was 1952, when 812 inches were recorded.

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