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Mammoth Mountain in California has received 37 feet of snow for the season so far - with further heavy falls forecast

HUGE amounts of snow on Mammoth Mountain, California
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HUGE amounts of snow on Mammoth Mountain, California
Mammoth Mountain has some new bragging rights, having the most snow pack in the entire country, and more snow is on the way Thursday night into Friday.

Depending on the elevation our mountains will get between two to even nine feet of new snow.

So far Mammoth Mountain has gotten 446 inches or 37 feet and in the summit, there are 210 inches or 17.5 feet right now.

Sugar Bowl Resort in Tahoe comes in at a close second with 188 inches.


Snoqualmie ski resort in Washington after 4-foot snow dump in 48 hours: 'We may have gotten too much'

Snoqualmie ski resort after 4-foot snow dump

Snoqualmie ski resort after 4-foot snow dump
You know a whole bunch of snow has fallen when even the ski resorts say it might have been a little excessive.

Between the Snoqualmie Summit resort measurements and WSDOT measurements along nearby I-90, about 48-53 inches of snow fell over a 48 hour period into Tuesday morning.

"We haven't seen this much snow, in this short of a period, in several years," Snoqualmie Summit officials wrote on Twitter. "The snow isn't letting up and I-90 is still closed."

"It feels wrong to say it, but we may have gotten too much snow."

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At least 10 people killed as heavy rain, floods and landslides hit Peru

Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra said Monday recent rains across the country have killed at least 10 people as 1,800 suffered losses. Rains have swollen and overflowed rivers that damaged bridges, highways, health centers, police stations, and educational institutions, an Andina news agency report said.

The weather also sent rocks from high mountain locations rolling down in dangerous mudslides. The central government is sending about 500 tons of food and other aid, and is transferring funds to repair infrastructure, Andina added. Aid is moving slowly, though, as roads are damaged.

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Massive winter storms wreak havoc across the US

US winter storms
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Patrick Cain, of Manitowoc, Wisc. shovels out his entryway as snow blankets the area Feb. 12, 2019.

More than 100 million Americans are in the path of powerful winter storms Tuesday morning.
The massive winter storms are bringing snow, ice and rain from the Pacific Northwest to the Midwest and into the Northeast. The snow-covered roads are causing problems for drivers from Tacoma, Washington, to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Chicago. The storm is responsible for at least one death.

More than 1,400 flights have already been cancelled Tuesday and travel conditions are causing headaches for drivers in 35 states. Up to two feet of snow is expected in some areas and the storm is already responsible for at least one death, reports CBS News' Don Dahler.

Heavy snow and ice created havoc on the roads Monday, leaving overturned cars littered on interstates across the Midwest. A car slammed into a parked police vehicle on the side of a highway in Waterloo, Iowa, and a private jet with three people on board slid off a runway in Richmond, Indiana after attempting to land.

In Philadelphia, a bus crashed into the side of a building overnight after hitting a patch of ice. One person on board was injured. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has declared a state of emergency. Nearly 1,400 salt and plow trucks are on the roads across New Jersey and New York.

Comment: Historic winter storm hits Hawaii with record-high waves, flooding, extreme winds and rare snow


Lake Tahoe weather: Season snow totals near 400 inches

A man removes snow from his car after a winter storm this February.
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A man removes snow from his car after a winter storm this February.
A winter storm dumped over 3 feet of snow at some Lake Tahoe ski resorts in a 24-hour span this weekend, according to reports published Sunday morning, Feb. 10, from regional ski resorts.

The impressive numbers follow a light dusting Friday night and early Saturday morning, putting season snow totals at impressive levels heading into President's Day this weekend.

According to Squaw Valley's snowfall tracker, the resort has recorded 393 inches of snow at upper mountain (8,000 feet), with 242 inches reported at its 6,200-feet base, as of Sunday morning.


Historic winter storm hits Hawaii with record-high waves, flooding, extreme winds and rare snow

Hawaii winter storm
Kona low affecting Hawaii on February 10, 2019.

An extremely powerful winter storm is pulling away from Hawaii after unleashing damaging winds, massive waves, coastal flooding, and snow in unusual places.

The storm, which the National Weather Service office in Honolulu described as "historic," first began pounding the islands Friday. Hawaii News Now reported a 66-year old California man died in the rough surf off northwest Maui on Friday.

"(Forecasters) are calling this an unprecedented event and we concur that we rarely if ever have seen the combination of record high on-shore waves, coupled with gale force winds," said Sam Lemmo, administrator of Hawaii's Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR).

The storm's most extreme blow was generated on the Big Island's towering peak of Mauna Kea where a 191-mph wind gust blasted the mountain summit at 4:40 p.m. local time Sunday.

"That's the strongest wind gust I've ever seen up there," said Jon Jelsema, senior forecaster at the Weather Service office in Honolulu. "We tend to get a gust maybe to 150 mph once a winter or so, but never 191 mph."


Winterstorm dumps up to 42 inches of snow in 24 hours at Lake Tahoe ski resorts

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A winter storm dumped over 3 feet of snow at some Lake Tahoe ski resorts in 24 hours.

The impressive numbers follow a light dusting Friday night and early Saturday morning.

Here are some snow totals from ski resorts on Lake Tahoe's South Shore and the Incline Village area as of Sunday morning:

Kirkwood Mountain Resort reports 31 inches in 24 hours and a storm total of 35 inches.

Comment: This is the latest in a series of storms to hit the region and dump prodigious amounts of snow since the turn of the year. Here are some of the reports of these events starting with earliest first: Weekend storms deliver 3 feet of snow to Lake Tahoe ski resorts

Storm dumps up to 18 inches of snow in a day on Lake Tahoe resorts, blizzard warning issued for next 24 hours

Storms bring 4 feet of snow in 48 hours to Sierra Nevada resorts

Lake Tahoe ski resorts receive 1 ½ feet of snow in 24 hours - just days after storms dumped 4 feet in 48 hours

Lake Tahoe ski resorts report up to 34 inches of fresh snow - more in the forecast

Sierra blizzard drops so much snow that some ski resorts close - 9 feet at June Mountain, California


Seattle receives the most snow in 70 years

Seattle snow storm
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In Seattle, officials urged people to stay off the roads as traffic slowed to a standstill in some places because of the snow.
Some areas around Seattle received more than 10 inches of snow Saturday, the most in 70 years, the National Weather Service said, and more is on the way two more storm systems close in on the area. The National Weather Service said the first storm system is expected to arrive in the area Sunday night with light accumulation, and the second system will push through Monday and continue into Tuesday.

Meanwhile, cold temperatures are expected in the region overnight Saturday, with temperatures dropping to 15-20 degrees and the wind chill in the single digits.

The National Weather Service said some areas received up to 10.6 inches of snow, already making it the snowiest February since 1949, and the second snowiest February on record.

Nearly 8 inches of snow fell at Seattle-Tacoma Airport, where hundreds of flights were cancelled, CBS News' Carter Evans reports. The storm obscured the famous Space Needle and left a blanket of snow over some very iconic locations, like Pike Place Market. Heavy snow did do some damage in Yosemite National Park, where they got up to two feet in some areas.

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Heavy rains and hailstorms lead to massive crop damage in Punjab and Haryana, India

crop damage
Massive crop damage was reported across northwestern plains, particularly Punjab and Haryana, as heavy rains and thundershowers wreaked havoc. These showers were also accompanied with strong winds and hailstorm.

Wheat, maize, peas, mustard are the major Rabi crops have reported major losses. Accurate figures are yet to be ascertained. Rains had started during the early morning hours and continued throughout the day.

According to Skymet Weather, an active Western Disturbance over Jammu and Kashmir had induced a cyclonic circulation over Northwest Rajasthan. Both the systems were strong in nature and thus, resulted in widespread rain and thundershowers. However, it was intense hailstorm that has caused the major damage to the standing crop.

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World Snow Wrap - Massive snow totals in the US and Europe

Clearing Carson Spur on Route 88
© Stephen Ziehlke/Caltrans
Clearing Carson Spur on Route 88, the road to Kirkwood, yesterday.

After a week of fine, spring-like weather, the snow returned to Californian with a big bang last week, two storms in five days dropping metres of snow across the Sierras. The resorts around Lake Tahoe reported some huge snow totals with Homewood topping the count with 2.5metres, Kirkwood had 2.4metres and Squaw Valley 2.2metres. Mammoth Mountain also scored big time with 3.35 metres (11 feet) at the Summit.

Not surprisingly, the conditions were some of the best of the winter, with Tuesday and Wednesday the stand-out days. That was the story across many US resorts as the storms tracked inland with resorts in Utah reporting two metres in 72 hours. Jackson Hole also turned on with a metre of dry snow in three days and there was also 60-100cms in Colorado. It has been a good week, cold temps ensured quality snow and there were many reports of cold, blower pow across the western states. After a couple of days of sunshine, the snow returns to the Pacific Northwest and California tomorrow with two storms tracking through the Cascades and Sierras. Another 1.5 metres snow is forecast for both regions by Monday. That system will move eastward, dropping snow across Utah on Saturday, Idaho and the Tetons on Sunday while Colorado should see decent snowfalls on Monday.