RECORD SIERRA SNOWFALL!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.