Floods, mudslides: California has been the scene of torrential rain for a few weeks, but some mountainous areas of the state are receiving historic snow accumulations.
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The community of Mammoth Lakes, 485 km east of Los Angeles, has received 450 cm of snow since Christmas.
If we count the accumulations since the beginning of November, it is almost 838 centimeters that fell on the 7200-person community.
Located at around 2400 meters above sea level, the city is used to the winter weather and receives an average of 450 cm of precipitation per year.
Residents and tourists from the region shared some pictures of the impressive snow banks on social media.
The mammoth ski area even had to close its doors on January 10 due to too much snow.
Snow hasn’t stopped falling in the region, while another meter of accumulation is expected over the next three days.
In the western regions of the country, the rain is more likely to draw attention, while the authorities fear new floods.