Lake Tahoe, CA Just Recorded Biggest December Snowfall Total in History at 193.7″

Miles Clark | | Industry NewsIndustry News
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The UC Berkeley Central Sierra Snow Laboratory just recorded the biggest December snowfall total in history at 193.7″ of snow and it’s still snowing.

They recorded 38.9″ of snow just in the past 24 hours!

NEW DECEMBER RECORD: 193.7″
With a 24 hour official snow total of 38.9″ at the lab, we have smashed the previous record of 179″ of snow in December set in 1970!
Snow rates are still heavy and we could even break the 200″ mark today!
– UC Berkeley Central Sierra Snow Laboratory, 12/27/21

The storm is currently raging in Tahoe and all over the Sierra Nevada Mountains right now with many ski resorts and roads closed as a result.

An avalanche came down and buried highway 89 right at the Alpine Meadows road junction this morning before dawn.

Ski Resorts Closed in California Today:

  • Palisades Tahoe
  • Sugar Bowl
  • Bear Valley
  • More

Highways Currently Closed in Tahoe Area:

  • I 80:  IS CLOSED FROM APPLEGATE RD (PLACER CO) TO THE NEVADA STATE LINE – DUE TO LOW VISIBILITY – MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE
  • US 50:  IS CLOSED FROM POINTVIEW /IN PLACERVILLE/ TO MEYERS (EL DORADO CO) – DUE TO SNOW – MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE
  • SR 267:  IS CLOSED FROM 3.7 MI SOUTH OF TRUCKEE TO THE JCT OF SR 28 /IN KINGS BEACH/ (PLACER CO) – DUE TO SNOW – MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE
  • SR 89:  IS CLOSED FROM EAGLE POINT CAMPGROUND TO BLISS STATE PARK (EL DORADO CO) – DUE TO SNOW – MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE.  IS CLOSED FROM BLISS STATE PARK TO 2 MI NORTH OF BLISS STATE PARK (EL DORADO CO) – DUE TO SNOW – MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE.  IS CLOSED FROM TAHOE CITY TO SQUAW VALLEY RD (PLACER CO) – DUE TO AVALANCHE – MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE.  IS CLOSED FROM AT SIERRAVILLE TO SATTLEY (SIERRA CO) – DUE TO SNOW – MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE.  IS CLOSED FROM THE LASSEN VOLCANIC NAT’L PARK SOUTH BDRY TO THE JCT OF SR 44 /LASSEN LOOP/ (TEHAMA, SHASTA CO) – FOR THE WINTER – MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE
  • SR 88:  IS CLOSED FROM DEW DROP TO 3.5 MI EAST OF SILVER LAKE (AMADOR CO) – DUE TO SNOW – MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE.  IS CLOSED FROM 3.5 MI EAST OF SILVER LAKE TO KIRKWOOD /CARSON SPUR/ (AMADOR CO) – DUE TO AVALANCHE CONTROL – MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE.  IS CLOSED FROM 2 MI EAST OF KIRKWOOD TO 5 MI WEST OF PICKETTS JCT /CARSON PASS/ (ALPINE CO) – DUE TO AVALANCHE CONTROL – MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE.  IS CLOSED FROM PICKETTS JCT TO WOODFORDS (ALPINE CO) – DUE TO SNOW – MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE
  • SR 49: IS CLOSED FROM DOWNIEVILLE TO SATTLEY (SIERRA CO) – DUE TO SNOW – MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE – LOCAL RESIDENTS WITH PROPER IDENTIFICATION WILL BE ALLOWED ACCESS
  • SR 70:  IS CLOSED FROM JARBO GAP (BUTTE CO) TO GREENVILLE WYE (PLUMAS CO) – DUE TO MUDSLIDE – MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE
  • SR 431:  Is closed from Fairview Boulevard to Douglas Fir Drive in Nevada





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