[Cover Photo: Andrew Miller | Skier: Chris Benchetler]
The Sierra is getting deep and North Lake Tahoe won out over the last 72 hours with Homewood, Squaw, and Alpine all reporting in excess of 50″ of snow (that’s over 4 FEET).
And the party is just getting started. NOAA is currently forecasting for snow to continue through Saturday.
Expect anywhere between 12-25″ between now and then. Find the forecast below.
NOAA Forecast [Carson Pass]:
Photo Tour + Snow Totals
*Snow totals are from the past 72 hours
Homewood — 62″
Alpine Meadows — 57″
Sugar Bowl — 55″
Squaw Valley — 51″
Sierra-at-Tahoe — 51″
Northstar — 45″
Heavenly — 45″
Kirkwood — 43″
Mt Rose — 40″
Mammoth Mountain — 36″
Boreal — 30″
June Mountain — 24″ (*Unofficial)
Winter Storm Warning
…Periods of Heavy Snow and Strong Wind through tonight… Unsettled weather continues today with periods of moderate to heavy snow showers expected in the mountains of Interior Northern California. Snow levels remain around 2000 to 3000 feet across the northern mountains, and 3000 to 4000 feet across the West Slopes of the Northern Sierra. Mountain travelers should be prepared for hazardous winter weather with periods of near whiteout conditions, travel delays, chain controls, and possible road closures. Improving weather expected over the weekend.
West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada-200 AM PDT Fri Mar 16 2018
…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM PDT SATURDAY ABOVE 3500 FEET…
* WHAT…Moderate to Heavy snow expected. Additional snow accumulations of 1 to 2 feet, with localized amounts up to 45 inches, are forecast.
* WHERE…West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada including Interstate 80 and Highway 50.
* WHEN…Until 5 AM Saturday.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Be prepared for difficult travel conditions with slick roads and significant reductions in visibility at times.