Miracle March?! Tahoe Area Wakes Up to Nearly a Foot of New Snow
Following a historically dry February, the Tahoe area was reminded what winter looks like with a blanketing of nearly a foot of snow in the mountains. And while the storm was reasonably small and isolated, meteorologists are optimistic that more is on the way in the coming weeks.
Tahoe area ski resorts celebrated the new snow with photos of powder on Sunday morning, a far cry from the views of melting piles of dirt snow through much of February:
March is bringing back the winter weather! We woke up to 6-8â€ of new snow â„ï¸ #alpinemeadows pic.twitter.com/YMeJYz3sZOâ€” Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows (@squawalpine) March 1, 2020
WE HAVE FRESHâ„ï¸â„ï¸â„ï¸â€” SkiHeavenly (@skiheavenly) March 1, 2020
6â€ overnight and more stacking now. Today is going to be good and tomorrow even better.
ðŸ“¸ 3.1.20 #skiheavenly pic.twitter.com/iK1ZY52fb9
6 inches overnight and there’s still flakes coming down!ðŸŒ¨â€” Kirkwood Mountain Resort (@KirkwoodMTN) March 1, 2020
Starting March on a GOOD note, cheers to Mother Nature.
Here are the complete snow totals:
It has been a while since we've sent out a snow graphic. Here are the reports so far this morning. Keep sending us your reports and pictures. Be cautious and patient on the roads this morning. pic.twitter.com/XkoIf5l55e— NWS Reno (@NWSReno) March 1, 2020
With the new snow blanketing the area, Highway 80 saw its typical winter chain controls:
Chain Control:â€” CHP-Truckee (@CHP_Truckee) March 1, 2020
I-80 is R2 The Nevada Stateline to Kingvale in both directions.
Trucks are minimum.
SR-89 is R2 Markleeville to Woodfords.
R2 Picketts Junction to Emerald Bay.
R1 Bliss State Park to I-80.
R1 Truckee to Plumas County Line. pic.twitter.com/KsdRWcya1j
It’s not time to begin dropping our guard of the prospect of drought and wildfire worries later this year, but this storm could be the start of a revival of snowpack in the Sierra. Meanwhile, Northern California meteorologists are optimistic of the upcoming movement over the Pacific Ocean:
I can guarantee you… this is my favorite long range look gif in at least 5 weeks re: pattern shift by late next week and beyond. Bring it. #CAwx pic.twitter.com/saEuzpNOD7â€” Rob Mayeda (@RobMayeda) February 29, 2020
Will take this win for now! Let’s hope this trend continues through March.