Snoqualmie Pass Snowfall Levels Highest in Two Decades (So Far)
The snow that's been hammering our state is the highest seen in 20 years.
SNOQUALMIE HAS RECEIVED 236 INCHES SO FAR THIS SEASON
According to state meteorologists and officials, 236 inches of snow has been recorded on the pass, the most since 2001-2002.
The state is expecting at least several more this week, and could see more before spring begins to warm the pass areas.
IS THIS CLOSE TO A RECORD?
However, while these levels are the highest in 20 years, the all-time snowfall record for the Pass, according to records kept at the Hyak area (ski area) the most recorded snowfall ever for a season was 1949-50, when an astounding 696 inches were recorded.
The Hyak I-90 Traffic cam is pictured below, from Tuesday January 4.
Records began to be kept at Hyak, which is right near the summit, back in 1930.
The Snoqualmie Summit Camera is pictured below, January 4
The site also records average snowfall by decade. The snowiest decade was 1951 to 1960 when the Hyak-pass area averaged 545 inches of snowfall annually.
Since 2011, the pass area has averaged 301 inches annually. Ironically, the dryest decade ever was 1941 to 1950 when the average snowfall was only 298 inches.
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