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Part of California experienced a spring snowstorm that brought nearly three feet of snow to the Golden State — and ski resorts seem to be taking advantage.
Blankets of snow have blanketed the Sierra Nevada region for the past month, according to multiple forecasts from FOX Weather.
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This includes Mammoth Mountain, a complex of lava domes in the Sierra Nevada mountain range.
It has become a popular ski and snowboard destination for visitors stopping in Mammoth Lakes, California.
Mammoth Mountain ski area crew members were busy on Friday, April 15, as visitors flocked to its slopes as fresh snow blanketed the terrain, according to photos the ski resort shared with The Associated. Press.
Over the weekend, the area received 25.6 inches of “end of season” snow, according to the UC Berkeley Central Sierra Snow Laboratory.
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“There is still dumping there and more on the way this week,” the weather research station wrote in a tweet.
Fox News Digital has reached out to Mammoth Mountain Ski Area for comment.
Other ski resorts in the Sierra Nevada region have received snowfall in recent weeks, including Lake Tahoe and Yosemite Valley.
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Eastern California isn’t the only place that experiences a wintery spring.
Idaho received snowfall that allowed Bogus Basin Mountain ski resorts to reopen after a disappointing February and March, FOX Weather reported Monday.
In the northeast, a late-season northeast brought heavy snowfall and rain to New York, Pennsylvania, Maine and Vermont, according to FOX Weather.
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A “Climate Change Indicators: Snowfall” web page published by the United States Environmental Protection Agency indicates that warmer temperatures evaporate more water from land and oceans, which in turn leads to higher precipitation rates. higher and a higher frequency of storms.
“In general, a warmer climate causes more of this precipitation to fall as rain instead of snow,” the EPA wrote.
“Some locations, however, could see more snowfall if temperatures rise but still remain below freezing, or if storm tracks change.”
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Hillary Andrews, Brian Donegan and Steven Yablonski of FOX Weather contributed to this report.