La Niña on Steroids // Backcountry Magazine

La Niña on Steroids: Cold Temperatures and Record Snow Accumulations

A series of epic storms hit the Pacific coast in December causing power outages, road closures and massive snow accumulation in the Sierra Nevada. Some Eastern Sierra residents saw as many as three days without power, while flights to and from Mammoth Yosemite Airport were cancelled for more than five days at a time. While good news for “snowed-in” vacationing skiers, record accumulations kept backcountry skiers inbounds as the snow settled.

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