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Snowfall Data
For Donner Summit
From 1946 through 2008
  


The following table contains the raw total snowfall data for the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Snotel Site Number 428 located at the Central Sierra Snow Laboratory near Donner Summit.

Year Snowfall
(inches)
1946 337
1947 257
1948 410
1949 444
1950 562
1951 382
1952 812
1953 270
1954 264
1955 338
1956 594
1957 266
1958 593
1959 311
1960 326
1961 340
1962 491
1963 373
1964 378
1965 441
1966 339
1967 481
1968 353
1969 602
1970 308
1971 470
1972 372
1973 438
1974 464
1975 493
1976 228
1977 183
1978 464
1979 424
1980 426
1981 261
1982 624
1983 671
1984 367
1985 412
1986 448
1987 235
1988 236
1989 454
1990 316
1991 331
1992 238
1993 500
1994 249
1995 598
1996 329
1997 279
1998 530
1999 465
2000 347
2001 344
2002 381
2003 399
2004 376
2005 479
2006 709
2007 275
2008 346

 

The following chart contains the raw data (1-year) and 5, 10, 20 and 30-year running averages for the snowfall at Donner Summit.

Year 1-Year
Snowfall


(inches)
5-Year
Running Average
Snowfall
(inches)
10-Year
Running
Average
Snowfall
(inches)
20-Year
Running
Average
Snowfall
(inches)
30-Year
Running
Average
Snowfall
(inches)
1946 337        
1947 257        
1948 410        
1949 444        
1950 562 402      
1951 382 411      
1952 812 522      
1953 270 494      
1954 264 458      
1955 338 413 408    
1956 594 456 434    
1957 266 347 434    
1958 593 411 453    
1959 311 420 439    
1960 326 418 416    
1961 340 367 411    
1962 491 412 379    
1963 373 368 390    
1964 378 382 401    
1965 441 405 411 410  
1966 339 405 386 410  
1967 481 403 407 421  
1968 353 399 383 418  
1969 602 443 412 426  
1970 308 416 411 413  
1971 470 443 424 418  
1972 372 421 412 396  
1973 438 438 418 404  
1974 464 410 427 414  
1975 493 448 432 422 417
1976 228 399 421 403 413
1977 183 361 391 399 411
1978 464 366 402 393 413
1979 424 359 384 398 412
1980 426 345 396 404 408
1981 261 352 375 400 404
1982 624 440 401 406 397
1983 671 481 424 421 411
1984 367 470 414 420 414
1985 412 467 406 419 416
1986 448 504 428 424 412
1987 235 426 433 412 411
1988 236 339 410 406 399
1989 454 357 413 399 403
1990 316 338 402 399 403
1991 331 314 409 392 403
1992 238 315 371 386 394
1993 500 368 354 389 399
1994 249 327 342 378 394
1995 598 383 361 383 399
1996 329 383 349 388 399
1997 279 391 353 393 392
1998 530 397 382 396 398
1999 465 440 384 398 394
2000 347 390 387 394 395
2001 344 393 388 399 391
2002 381 413 402 386 391
2003 399 387 392 373 390
2004 376 369 405 373 387
2005 479 396 393 377 386
2006 709 469 431 390 402
2007 275 448 431 392 406
2008 346 437 412 397 402