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STORM OF THE CENTURY

Date Posted: January 23, 2017

(Truckee, CA) Here are just a few headlines that describe our recent storms:

Quotes from CBS San Francisco:

  • "The Sierra Avalanche Center has issued its highest level warning for the region saying 'danger exists at all alevations'"
  • "Large, deep, destructive human triggered avalanches are very likely today"

The Washington Post:

  • "Hurricane-force winds in the mountaintops and torrential rainfall in the valleys caused havoc in Northern California on Monday, flooding roadways and stranding drivers on major highways after mudslides"
  • "extreme weather pummeling the Sierra Nevada is the result of a meteorological phenomenon known as the 'Pineapple Express'"
  • "All of the ski resorts surrounding Lake Tahoe were shut down amid the winds and snow"
  • "At the Squaw Valley ski resort, a historic 173-mph wind gust was recorded on its 8,700-foot peak, equivalent to a Category 5 hurricane powerful enough to rip buildings off their foundations"
  • "National Weather Service forecasters in Reno, Nev., indicated that the wind was probably a record"

And a few more quotes from a recent Los Angeles Times article:

  • "Some homes in northern Sierra communities have been left without power for more than a week because of this week's Blizzard"
  • "Locals say [this storm] has been the worst in a decade"
  • "For Truckee, the series of blizzards has been so bad that the schools have been closed because of snow for eight consecutive days, something locals can't remember happening in decades"
  • "Some residents have been trapped in their snowbound homes for three days"
  • "Even the U.S. Postal Service was forced to close nine post offices Thursday, citing the lack of power and access"
  • "This week's storms cut off mountain passes and contributed to at least four deaths, and forecasters say there's no sign of a prolonged dry spell anytime soon"
  • "There is so much precipitation across the Sierra Nevada -- at 163% of its historical average"

Stay tuned for more updates soon.

Sierra I-80 Road Conditions

[IN THE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AREA & SIERRA NEVADA]
    EASTBOUND TRUCKS ARE BEING SCREENED AT APPLEGATE (PLACER CO) - DRIVERS MUST 
HAVE MAXIMUM CHAINS IN THEIR POSSESSION IN ORDER TO PROCEED - PERMIT LOADS ARE
PROHIBITED

    WESTBOUND TRUCKS ARE BEING SCREENED AT OVERLAND TRAIL RD /IN TRUCKEE/ 
(NEVADA CO) - DRIVERS MUST HAVE MAXIMUM CHAINS IN THEIR POSSESSION IN ORDER TO 
PROCEED - PERMIT LOADS ARE PROHIBITED

    A HIGH WIND ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT OVER THE YOLO CAUSEWAY & OVER THE BRYTE 
BEND BRIDGE /WEST OF SACRAMENTO/ (YOLO CO) 

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Dependable Snow Totals

Location Accumulative
Alpine Meadows 31 ft
Squaw Valley 32 ft
Tahoe-Donner 18 ft
Sugar Bowl 37 ft
Soda Springs 33 ft
Last Updated: Jan 23, 2017

2015 - 2016 Season Snow Totals

Location Accumulative
Alpine Meadows 41.5 ft
Squaw Valley 40.5 ft
Tahoe-Donner 38 ft
Sugar Bowl 48.5 ft
Soda Springs 42 ft
End of Season Date: May 1, 2016