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Atmospheric river is a win for California: Snowpack goes from 19% to 83% of average

While a prior October atmospheric event earlier in the year brought historic rainfall totals to Northern California, the most recent storm delivered drenching rains to both the north and the south and blasted the Sierra Nevada with snow.  Locations across the state reported impressive storm totals, from 11 inches of rain atop Mount Tamalpais in Marin County, to over 60 inches of snow at the UC Berkeley Central Sierra Snow Lab in Soda Springs, and 8.18 inches at San Marcos Pass in Santa Barbara County.