Snow depth at Crater Lake National Park at record low this week


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MEDFORD, Oregon — The snow level at Crater Lake National Park was at a record low for this time of year.

Park Ranger Dave Grimes told the Mail Tribune newspaper ( ) that the official snow depth at park headquarters was 28 inches Thursday. The previous record low was 31 inches set back in 1977.

Records show the average snow depth for Feb. 26 is 110 inches.

The park is actually at 104 percent of its average precipitation for this time of the year. But warmer temperatures have caused much of that moisture to fall as rain rather than snow.

The National Weather Service forecasts a chance of snow through Monday night.

Information from: Mail Tribune,

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