Lake Tahoe resorts were hit with their first substantial storm in over a month last night reminding skiers and snowboarders what February is supposed to look like. The snow began to fall on Monday morning and by Tuesday, snowfall ranged between 11 and 18 inches at resorts around the Lake. According to the weather service, this storm isn't done yet.
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On Tuesday morning, Kirkwood Mountain Resort reported 12 inches of new snow and a 67-75 inch base. They have all 72 runs open with 100 percent of the terrain available.
Sierra-at-Tahoe was able to open up Upper Dynamite for skiing under Grandview as well as local’s favorite, Preacher’s Passion for the first all season.
After the coming storm, the bigger are expected to open up more terrain, and smaller resorts 100 percent.
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The National Weather Service sent out a weather winter storm warning today forecasting up to two feet between Monday and Wednesday:
A STRONG WINTER STORM WILL MOVE ACROSS THE REGION TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY. THIS SYSTEM WILL PRODUCE HEAVY SNOW IN THE NORTHERN SIERRA (FROM THE TAHOE BASIN NORTHWARD) AND IN FAR NORTHWEST NEVADA . . . A TOTAL OF 1 TO 2 FEET OF SNOW IS EXPECTED FOR THE HIGHEST ELEVATIONS OF THE TAHOE BASIN BY WEDNESDAY EVENING.
According to NOAA, the snow looks like it will clear out by the weekend allowing for easy travel in and out of the Sierras between Friday and Sunday.
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