First winter storm of the year hits in spring, drops two feet of snow

Sunrise on Old Mammoth Road Wednesday, April 8, after Mammoth's first big snow storm of the year. Photo/Wendilyn Grasseschi
Wendilyn Grasseschi
Staff Writer

The first winter storm of the year came in spring—the irony was not lost on drought-weary locals—and dropped about 14 inches of powder at the 8,200 foot level in Mammoth and 18 to 24 inches on Mammoth Mountain, including the crest, according to Mammoth weather forecaster Howard Sheckter. Another cold, winter-like storm is possible next week, Sheckter said but it is still too soon to know how much precipitation will fall and if it falls, where it will fall.