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Nevada, Sierra snowpack accumulation below average

RENO (AP) – Two government groups say winter snowpack accumulation in Nevada and the eastern Sierra is generally better than a year ago but still below average.

The National Weather Service and Natural Resources Conservation Service issued a report Wednesday saying that while snowpack accumulation started off well in December, by mid-January it has fallen below average.

The report also says mountain snowfall was not the “wet, deep stuff” needed to start the new year off in positive territory.

The report says the wettest part of the year is over the next few months and that there needs to be a series of strong snow storms for the area to catch up. The report says snowfall is expected to be below to well below average for the entire region.