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Here's What The Sierra Looked Like As More Snow Headed In Tuesday (PHOTOS)

The Weather Channel logo The Weather Channel 3/29/2023 Nicole Bonaccorso

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A​nother winter storm is dumping feet of snow in California's Sierra this week, a region that is already buried in snow high enough to reach rooftops.

P​hotos show the tremendous snow accumulation in Mammoth Lakes, California. Snow banks tower above residents as they dig out some of the new snow brought to the area on Tuesday.

T​he state has now had its highest snowpack since the 1980s. An increasing number snowpack survey sites over the years has made it difficult to accurately compare snow measurements across the decades, KTVU reported.

(​MORE: Powerful California Storm Is Bringing Another Round Of Rain, Gusty Winds And Feet Of Sierra Snow)

"This year will certainly be in the top three or four snowpack years since the 1950s," Sean de Guzman, manager of DWR's Snow Surveys and Water Supply Forecasting Unit, told KTVU

C​alifornia's Mammoth Mountain has set an all time snow record with 695 inches of snow so far this season, measured at the Main Lodge, according to At the mountain's summit, 870 inches have been measured. The last record was set in the 2010 - 2011 season.

T​he storm is headed into Southern California on Wednesday, packing rain, high mountain snow and wind. Snow is expected to continue in Northern California's high country. The storm is also expected to bring moderate snowfall to Utah's mountains, Idaho and northern Arizona Wednesday night into Thursday.

T​he storm will then head east, spreading snow across parts of the Northern Plains, upper Midwest and Great Lakes later in the week.

(​MORE: Spring Snowstorm In Northern Tier Will Bring High Winds To Great Lakes, Northeast)

C​lick through the slideshow above to see images of the overwhelming snowfall in the Sierra Nevada.

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