Lake Tahoe weather: Season snow soars above 100-inch mark after latest storm |

Lake Tahoe weather: Season snow soars above 100-inch mark after latest storm

Truckee resident Greyson Howard slashes through the snow Friday morning at Sugar Bowl Resort near Donner Summit.
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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

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.

According to NWS, the low temperature in Truckee Monday night will be 2 degrees, and 0 degrees on Tuesday.

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