As discussed previously, there was an incredible snowpack on Mount Rainier this year. Although it didn't peak out at record levels, thanks to cool weather, the snowpack SWE is now running the same as it did during its biggest snow year (presumably 1971-72).
|Source: Pacific Northwest River Forecast Center|
Any bets on the last day of measurable snowpack SWE at the Paradise SNOTEL?
Update @ 2:13 PM:
Mark Albright pulled data and reports that snow was on the ground 6 times out of the past 28 summers (since 1984) on July 26. This year's 50.9 inches is eclipsed only by 53.1" in 1999. So, we're not at a record, but this is certainly a BIG year.