POWDER DAY: Lake Tahoe resorts report 7 inches of new snow, more in forecast (video)
In the context of the 2016-17 winter, 7 inches of new snow in 24 hours would be a mild storm. This winter, the 7 inches reported early on Friday by resorts in the snow-starved Tahoe Basin might as well be Christmas morning.
And more could be on the way.
Residents and visitors alike finally awoke Friday morning to the sight of measurable snow at lake level. South Shore resorts reported more than half a foot of much needed powder.
Heavenly Mountain and Kirkwood Mountain resorts reported 7 inches of new snow in 24 hours, bringing the total base depth at both resorts to 31 inches. Sierra-at-Tahoe reported 7 inches at the base and 9 inches at its summit.
A winter storm warning remains in effect in the Tahoe Basin until 4 p.m. An additional 2 inches of snow are possible this morning, mainly south of U.S. 50. Snow showers could return Friday afternoon with 3 more inches of snow possible.
Saturday in the Tahoe Basin is expected to be chilly with high temperatures ranging between 28 to 33 degrees and low temperatures between 11 to 16 degrees. Snow is likely Sunday.
Editor’s note: This headline has been updated to indicate a video is included in the story.
7″ of snow overnight at Heavenly! ❄️ pic.twitter.com/ivci29ZC3n
— SkiHeavenly (@skiheavenly) January 19, 2018