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Lake Tahoe ski resorts report over 1 foot of fresh powder; more in the forecast

Heavenly Mountain Resort reported 18 inches of new snow Thursday, Jan. 25.

It’s beginning to look like winter at Lake Tahoe where South Shore ski resorts are reporting more than 1 foot of fresh snow in the past 24 hours.

And a couple more inches are in the forecast for Thursday.

With snow showers dissipating as the morning progresses, stronger showers are expected to return Thursday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. Another 3 to 7 inches could accumulate, with up to 1 foot of new snow above 7,000 feet.

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In South Lake Tahoe, NWS says there is an 80 percent chance of precipitation Thursday, which will increase to 90 percent in the evening.

A winter weather advisory remains in effect for the Lake Tahoe region until 4 a.m. Friday. NWS advised motorists to plan on difficult travel conditions. Chain controls were in effect on Sierra highways Thursday morning. Damage to trees and power lines is possible.

Heavenly Mountain Resort reported 18 inches of new snow Thursday morning, while Kirkwood Mountain Resort reported 16 inches and Sierra-at-Tahoe reported 15 inches of new snow in the past 24 hours.

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These current storms follow one at the end of last week that delivered some of the first measurable snow at lake level and more than half a foot of snow at South Shore ski resorts.

As Wednesday’s storm rolled into the region it whipped up waves on Lake Tahoe. A handful of surfers jumped on the opportunity to ride some winter waves before the snow started falling.

24 HOUR SNOW TOTALS

Heavenly Mountain Resort: 18 inches

Kirkwood Mountain Resort: 16 inches

Sierra-at-Tahoe: 15 inches

All snow totals self reported by resorts Thursday morning.