Snoqualmie Pass now nearly 7 feet ahead of 10 year average snowfall
La Nina might have gotten off to a sluggish start around here, but it's trying to make up for it with a flurry of mountain flurries as winter starts to enter its final weeks.
Snoqualmie Pass, in particular, has been blessed with several feet of snow in this recent cold snap and the photos up there are pretty incredible. The WSDOT has measured 66 inches of total snowfall up there since Feb. 14. That puts the seasonal snowfall total at 355 inches through Feb. 26.
Officials say that is nearly 7 feet ahead of the past 10 years' average of snowfall on Feb. 26 of 272 inches. Weather data shows the past 10 years' *total* snowfall average has been about 394 inches. And there's plenty more snow in the forecast for the mountains this week.
Stevens Pass hasn't been a slouch either, tallying 389 inches of snow so far this season, including 57 inches since Feb. 14.
The passes usually get new snow through March and even into April, so this season's snowpack is looking quite healthy.