Lake Tahoe weather: Season snow totals near 400 inches; more on tap this week
A winter storm dumped over 3 feet of snow at some Lake Tahoe ski resorts in a 24-hour span this weekend, according to reports published Sunday morning, Feb. 10, from regional ski resorts.
The impressive numbers follow a light dusting Friday night and early Saturday morning, putting season snow totals at impressive levels heading into President’s Day this weekend.
According to Squaw Valley’s snowfall tracker, the resort has recorded 393 inches of snow at upper mountain (8,000 feet), with 242 inches reported at its 6,200-feet base, as of Sunday morning. The resort reported a total of 58 inches of snow at upper mountain from Feb. 8-10.
As of Monday morning, meanwhile, Lake Tahoe snow forecaster Bryan Allegretto reports that Squaw Valley has recorded 399 inches of snow for the season thus far, putting it just a handful of inches below last season’s 410-inch total.
Here are some snow totals from other regional ski resorts as of Sunday morning:
Kirkwood Mountain Resort reports 31 inches in 24 hours and a storm total of 35 inches.
Sierra-at-Tahoe reports a 24-hour total of 23 inches at its base and 37 inches at its summit, and a storm total of 24 inches at its base and 39 inches at its summit.
Heavenly Mountain Resort reports 42 inches in 24 hours and a storm total of 43 inches.
Diamond Peak Ski Resort reports 28 inches in 24 hours and a storm total of 31 inches.
Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe reports a storm total of 27-31 inches.
Meanwhile, another winter storm is slated to hit the region Tuesday night, and it could bring as much as 5 feet of snow to higher elevations.
The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a winter storm watch for the Lake Tahoe region above 7,000 feet Tuesday evening through Thursday afternoon.
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