Lake Tahoe weather: Ski resorts report 3 to 5 feet of snow from weekend storms |

Lake Tahoe weather: Ski resorts report 3 to 5 feet of snow from weekend storms

The snow was plentiful as people of all ages had fun Sunday at Northstar California.
Courtesy Northstar California |

UPDATE: 11 a.m. Monday

The National Weather Service in Reno at about 9 a.m. Monday issued a weather report that included updated snowfall totals from Tahoe-area ski resorts.

Below is a list of some of the higher resort totals, including a 3-day storm total of 59 inches at Sugar Bowl:

Sugar Bowl: 33 inches last 24 hours, 59 inches over 3 days

Boreal: 33 inches last 24 hours, 53 inches over 3 days

Tahoe Donner: 24 inches last 24 hours, 32 inches over 3 days

Squaw Valley: 21 inches last 24 hours, 48 inches over 3 days

Alpine Meadows: 20 inches last 24 hours, 41 inches over 3 days

Sierra-at-Tahoe: 9 inches last 24 hours, 35 inches over 3 days

Homewood Mountain: 9 inches last 24 hours, 28 inches over 3 days

The original story from 7 a.m. is below:


TRUCKEE, Calif. — Last week, the National Weather Service in Reno forecast as much as 1 to 3 feet of snow could greet Tahoe-Truckee residents by Monday.

It looks like forecasters were on point with their predictions.

The Tahoe region was hammered with snow on and off this weekend, with the largest amounts falling overnight Friday and again late Sunday/early Monday morning.

According to NWS, a winter storm warning — original expected to conclude at 10 a.m. Monday — now remains in effect until 4 p.m. Monday.

“Heavy snow will continue through this afternoon,” according to the warning.

An additional 1 to 2 feet of snow is possible above 7,000 feet, according to NWS, with 6 to 12 inches likely at lake and ground level.

Wind gusts of 45 mph at lake level, and 100 mph across the Sierra ridge, should make for blustery driving conditions on Monday.

Currently, snow tire or chain restrictions are in effect along most highways and passes, including Interstate 80, U.S. Highway 50, California highways 28, 89 and 267, and Nevada highways 28, 207 and 431.

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