"Dump Alert": California Ski Resort Sees 33+ Inches Of Snow With More On The Way

This morning, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, California, issued a "dump alert" amidst a heavy storm that's deposited 33 to 36 inches of snow in the past 24 hours.

The storm cycle, which began in full over the weekend, has dropped between 39 and 43 inches of snow so far. With continued snowfall expected at Mammoth today, the resort anticipates it may "reach almost 4 feet in just 2-days."

As you might expect, the arrival of heavy snow has led to operational adjustments for Mammoth this morning.

"Expect delays this morning as operations assess conditions, dig out, and work to safely open terrain and lifts," the resort wrote on Instagram. Extensive avalanche control efforts are underway, with Mammoth hoping to open the lower mountain and portions of the mid-mountain today.

The storm is expected to abate somewhat over the coming days. NOAA calls for less intense snow showers starting Wednesday. Mostly sunny conditions might arrive at Mammoth by the weekend.

While the powder reset has been entirely welcome for snow sports enthusiasts, it's also brought dangerously wet conditions to much of California. MSNBC reported this morning that 38 million people face flood warnings in the state.

According to the National Weather Service, the storm will pour rain across California for much of today, with soggy conditions continuing tonight in southern California.

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