This winter was a non-stop pummeling of storm after storm, one atmospheric river after another. Now that May is (almost) over, it is time to recap the numbers on the infamous I-80 in Donner Pass, CA.
Thanks to Cal-Trans District 3 for keeping the roads around the Tahoe Basin clear and safe and providing these jaw-dropping statistics on an incredible winter:
- Total Snowfall: 730 inches (60 feet 10 inches)
- Total Days of Snowfall: 64
- Total Days of Chain Control: 78
- Total Hours of Chain Control: ~900 (37.5 days)
- Total Closures: 15
That is nearly a foot (11.4”) of snow that fell per day during 64 days. Can you imagine almost a foot of snow consistently falling for over two months?
To put it into a visual perspective: a bowling lane is 60 feet long. That is a ton of snow!
Here is to hoping the ‘23-24 season is as kind to us as this year was. Start your snow dances.