The very definition of dumping. Snow was coming down at a rate of 7″ per hour at Palisades Tahoe, CA, on New Year’s Eve and 7.5″ per hour at the UC Berkeley Central Sierra Snow Lab.
The resort received 32″ in 24 hours.
Happy New Year! What an awesome way to start 2023: Across all of our elevations, we received more than 32 inches of snow. This storm has been an absolute whirlwind. There were moments when we thought it was going to be all rain, but snow levels dropped early yesterday morning and our snow totals have obliterated any projections. 32 inches is what we reported in the Palisades base area, so the higher you go, the deeper it gets. At one point, it was snowing 7 inches per hour yesterday evening! This storm set a record for our mountains as the most snow ever recorded in a 12-hour period. We were able to get quite a few lifts open today, and we’re adding even more to the schedule tomorrow ahead of another storm.
– Palisades Tahoe blog post
The resort has seen 236″ of fresh snow this season and has a 96″ base.