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Everyone talks about the weather…

William Ferchland, Tahoe Daily Tribune

A storm that resembled a quick uppercut rather than a steady jab hit South Lake Tahoe Saturday.

The Alaskan storm dropped about 2 to 3 inches at lake level and 6 to 12 inches in the higher elevations, said Steve Goldstein, forecaster from the National Weather Service in Reno.

“It came in pretty strong,” he said. “It had a little more cold air. I wouldn’t classify it as a potent storm but it came in stronger than the models were showing.”

The storm provided a fresh layer of snow over an already large base at ski resorts.

Heavenly Ski Resort reported 5 to 7 inches Saturday, Kirkwood Mountain Resort had 6 to 8 inches and Sierra-at-Tahoe reported 20 inches since Friday, the resorts reported.

“We’re just where we need to be,” said Sierra’s Todd Majoris.

Kristine Aggers of Heavenly said the holiday ski conditions could be the “best ever.”

But while the ski slopes boasted some automobiles unintentionally coasted.

An 1987 Dodge van lost control and crossed oncoming traffic. After it hit a snow berm it hit another car and went up and over the sidewalk, the South Lake Tahoe Police Department reported.

The department reported seven accidents over the weekend.

Douglas County Sheriff’s Department reported five non-injury accidents and the Nevada Highway Patrol responded to four accidents.

The California Highway Patrol noted at least four fender benders over the weekend.

Light snow could make an appearance on Christmas, but National Weather Institute forecasters said the best chance for the next snow will be next Sunday.

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