Lake Tahoe weather: 7 inches of new snow at Tahoe-area ski resorts

Associated Press
Heavenly Mountain Resort reported 4 inches of new snow Wednesday morning.
Heavenly 3.21.17Courtesy Sarah Ackerson / Heavenly Mountain Resort10

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The first spring storm in the Sierra dropped about a half foot of snow at ski resorts around Lake Tahoe and up to a half inch of rain around parts of Reno and Sparks.

A winter weather advisory remains in effect until 11 a.m. Thursday in the upper elevations of the Ruby Mountains and East Humboldt Range in north-central and northeast Nevada.

The National Weather Service reported 7 inches of new snow Wednesday morning at the Northstar at Tahoe just north of the lake, 6 inches at Mount Rose southwest of Reno and 4 inches at Heavenly on Tahoe’s south shore.

The most snow fell in the southern Sierra, about 10 inches at Mammoth Lakes.

Nearly an inch of rain was recorded at South Lake Tahoe and .56 inch in Spanish Springs north of Sparks.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around the Lake Tahoe Basin and beyond make the Tahoe Tribune's work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.