Some say a picture is worth a thousand words, but these two pictures side by side may take the words right out of your mouth. These satellite images provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration clearly show a stark contrast between the snow amounts from this year, and last. On January 13th of 2013 you can clearly see a sufficient coating of snow in the mountains, but what was once white, is now green on current satellite images. Currently, the snow pack for the northern Sierra Nevada mountain range is at a dismal 7% of the average for this date, and if this level holds up, would only be 4% of the average for the first of April. Needless to say, the north state is in dire need of a significant push of moisture across the region in the coming months.