Lassen Volcanic National Park Forecast to Receive a Whopping 15 Feet of Snow this Week

The walkway to the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center in Lassen Volcanic National Park

For over a week, weather enthusiasts have had their eyes on the Category 3 atmospheric river that entered into the region on Thursday. As it mega storm arrived in NorCal, the National Weather Service upgraded its forecast to show a large amount of snowfall throughout the region. The largest recipient of that snow? Lassen Volcanic National Park.

The forecast for the NWS shows the park could see 100 inches of snow during this current storm, set to end Sunday:

Then, another storm is set to hit the region Monday through Wednesday, which is currently forecast to drop another 80 inches:

If you do the math, that’s 180 inches, or 15 feet of snow, in just a week’s time for Lassen.

The current snowfall in Lassen won’t impact operations much, since the park is mostly inaccessible during the winter. But it will certainly impact the opening of the park this spring when CalTrans crews attempt to clear Highway 89 through the park. The more snow, the longer it takes for the park to open for the summer season. Some seasons, the park will open in May, while it could take as long as July if there’s enough snow to remove.

This is certainly a winter to remember in NorCal!

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