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Fresh dump of snow at Paradise

Checking the webcams at Paradise this morning, I came across this rather stunning scene, drifting snow blanketing the upper parking lot.

The Paradise area at Mount Rainier National Park has received more than 20 inches of new snow in the last 24 hours, bringing the on-the-ground total to 139 inches.

According to the park, the road from Longmire to Paradise is not expected to open before 11 a.m. today. The park’s snowplows have yet to make it to Paradise.


Fresh snow at Paradise; will it ever stop snowing?

Part of my morning ritual is to check the webcams at Paradise at Mount Rainier National Park.

This time of year, I usually do so to visually track the declining snowpack. So you can imagine my surprise when I saw fresh snow on the ground.

According to the Paradise weather station, they’ve had about three inches of new snow fall since last night. There are currently 189 inches of snow on the ground. That is 195 percent of normal for this time of year, according to data from park rangers.

Today’s snow could be the last for at least

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More than 2 feet of fresh snow at Paradise

It seems as if the snowfall of the last few years is repeating itself again at Mount Rainier National Park.

Late winter storms have again raised the snow pack totals after leveling off much of the winter.

According to data available online, nine inches of snow has fallen in the last six hours at Paradise, and more than 25 inches in the last 24 hours. The snow pack has jumped from 157 inches to 175 inches in the last 24 hours.

This year seems to be a repeat of last year. By early February 2010, the snow pack was just

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