Record snowfall blankets Mammoth Mountain, just in time for Memorial Day

New research recently linked a series of earthquakes near California’s Long Valley Caldera in the Mammoth Mountain area to heavy snowmelt during a wet winter. Researchers planned to watch for seismic activity as it pertains to snowmelt, which typically begins in late May to early June. The expectation is that there will be a large number of seismic swarms, as there have been in the past, but there’s no guarantee.