The “Severe” storm that was supposed to clobber Lake Tahoe last night is widely being considered a dud. The main issue was that the wind shifted to coming from the South, which didn’t give the storm the power it needed to get over the Pacific Crest and into the Tahoe Basin. Sugar Bowl is the big winner after getting 22″ of new snow last night and tomorrow is their opening day for 2014/15.
Most of the West side of the basin did well with 12-16 inches being reported. The East side of the Tahoe Basin did poorly with only 3-5 inches being reported.
At 4am today, it was snowing down to 4,000-feet and still raining in Truckee… In Tahoe City this morning, there is a dusting on the ground and it is snowing extremely lightly.
A few more inches of snow should fall during the day today. Most west side ski resorts will have delayed openings today.
Dud or not, this was a great storm with some unreal surfing in the Lake yesterday and we’ll take the 22-14 inches at on the West side and run with it.
LAKE TAHOE SKI RESORT SNOW TOTALS THIS MORNING:
Sugar Bowl = 16-22″
Boreal = 19″
Kirkwood = 13-17″
Squaw = 16″
Alpine Meadows = 14″
Northstar = 8″
Heavenly = 3″
Mt. Rose = 2-3″