Lake Tahoe weather: Resorts report as much as 2 feet of new snow
Ski resorts around Lake Tahoe received a healthy amount of snow Saturday, with some reporting as much as 2 feet.
Heavenly, which opened this past Wednesday, reported 18 inches of snow over the past 24 hours, while Sierra-at-Tahoe reported 2 feet of new snow over the past 24 hours. Sierra-at-Tahoe opened Saturday.
Bear Valley reported 13 inches and Kirkwood reported 14 inches
On the north side of the lake, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows reported 15 new inches of snow and Boreal Mountain reported 16 inches.
While the recent snowfall is welcome news to area resorts, skiers and snowboarders, a five-day forecast form opensnow.com paints a less ideal picture, at least for the next several days. Most areas can expect a couple more inches today and into Monday morning, but no snow is expected through Thursday, Dec. 1.
“So after the snow this weekend we could have 10+ days of dry weather, but it should stay cold,” opensnow.com snow forecaster Bryan Allegretto wrote in a Saturday morning post. “The snow guns will have to take back over the snow coverage process.”
On the major thoroughfares around the lake, Caltrans reports the following:
CHAINS ARE REQUIRED ON ALL VEHICLES EXCEPT 4-WHEEL-DRIVE VEHICLES WITH SNOW TIRES ON ALL 4 WHEELS FROM 3 MI EAST OF KYBURZ TO MEYERS (EL DORADO CO)
State Route 89
IS CLOSED FROM THE JCT OF US 395 (MONO CO) TO THE JCT OF SR 4 /MONITOR PASS/ (ALPINE CO) – DUE TO SNOW – MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE
CHAINS ARE REQUIRED ON ALL VEHICLES EXCEPT 4-WHEEL-DRIVE VEHICLES WITH SNOW TIRES ON ALL 4 WHEELS FROM MARKLEEVILLE TO WOODFORDS (ALPINE CO)
IS CLOSED FROM THE LASSEN VOLCANIC NAT’L PARK SOUTH BDRY TO THE JCT OF SR 44 /LASSEN LOOP/ (TEHAMA, SHASTA CO) – DUE TO SNOW – MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE
CHAINS ARE REQUIRED ON ALL VEHICLES EXCEPT 4-WHEEL-DRIVE VEHICLES WITH SNOW TIRES ON ALL 4 WHEELS FROM PICKETTS JCT (ALPINE CO) TO 2.7 MI SOUTH OF THE JCT OF US 50 (EL DORADO CO) /LUTHER PASS/
CHAINS ARE REQUIRED ON ALL VEHICLES EXCEPT 4-WHEEL-DRIVE VEHICLES WITH SNOW TIRES ON ALL 4 WHEELS FROM 5 MI NORTH OF THE JCT OF US 50 TO BLISS STATE PARK (EL DORADO CO)
CHAINS OR SNOW TIRES ARE REQUIRED FROM 11 MI NORTH TO 16 MI NORTH OF TRUCKEE (SIERRA CO)
CHAINS OR SNOW TIRES ARE REQUIRED FROM CALPINE (SIERRA CO) TO THE SIERRA/PLUMAS CO LINE
CHAINS OR SNOW TIRES ARE REQUIRED FROM THE SIERRA/PLUMAS CO LINE TO GRAEAGLE (PLUMAS CO)
CHAINS OR SNOW TIRES ARE REQUIRED FROM 3 MI NORTH OF GREENVILLE TO CANYON DAM (PLUMAS CO)
State Route 28
CHAINS OR SNOW TIRES ARE REQUIRED FROM 4 MI EAST OF TAHOE CITY (PLACER CO) TO THE NEVADA STATE LINE
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