Lake Tahoe weather: Season snow soars above 100-inch mark after latest storm
TRUCKEE, Calif. — It’s shaping up to be a powdery white Christmas this year at Lake Tahoe and Truckee.
Another storm hit the region Sunday, bringing more than a foot of snow to higher elevations, and anywhere from 4 to 10 inches at lake and ground level, according to the National Weather Service in Reno.
Sugar Bowl Resort at Donner Summit, meanwhile, reported a full 24 inches of new snow in the past 24 hours, as of 7 a.m. Monday.
The storm came after a larger weather pattern blew through the region on Thursday, bringing 1 to 2 feet of fresh to the mountains.
Both storms have built off a few smaller ones in November and early December to bring the season snowfall total at Sierra Nevada ski resorts above 100 inches.
Here’s a quick breakdown of Sunday storm totals, and season-to-date snow totals, from some of Tahoe’s ski resorts as of 7 a.m. Monday, according to SkiLakeTahoe.com:
Squaw Valley: 14 inches (108 inches)
Alpine Meadows: 17 inches (108 inches)
Heavenly: 14 inches (97 inches)
Northstar California: 17 inches (113 inches)
Kirkwood: 12 inches (118 inches)
Mt. Rose: 20 inches (106 inches)
Sierra-at-Tahoe: 12 inches (91 inches)
As for the week ahead, more snow may be in the forecast toward the weekend, although it’s too early to predict.
It will be a cold week, however, meaning the snow that’s on the ground will stick around, and roads will likely be icy, making travel difficult.