- Associated Press - Friday, January 1, 2016

CRATER LAKE, Ore. (AP) - Crater Lake National Park has broken its snowfall record for December, with close to 197 inches of snow recorded.

The Mail Tribune reports (https://is.gd/dzjtUi ) the previous record of 196 inches was set in December 1948.

The park currently has a snowpack of about 100 inches. The readings are taken in an area near the park’s visitor center.

A long-term forecast predicts southwest Oregon will see close to average snowfall and precipitation in January, with a slightly wetter-than-normal period through March.

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Information from: Mail Tribune, https://www.mailtribune.com/


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