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(TRUCKEE, CA) The newest snowstorm blanketed the Truckee-Lake Tahoe area with fresh powder Friday the 19th as ski hills prepared for the weekend crowds. Tahoe Donner Dude reported snow on Northwoods Blvd. by early morning, "The snow started coming down heavily with the biggest flakes of the season," said The Dude, "The downhill area is up and running." By 11:00am, chains were required on Interstate 80, on all vehicles except four wheel drive vehicles with snow tires on all four wheels from Truckee to one mile east of Baxter. Alpine Meadows, Squaw Valley, and Tahoe City were all getting heavy snow by noon. Snow shovelers also reported heavy snow in Truckee and Donner Lake.
Downtown Doug said that Mountain Hardware sold a lot of chains during the storm to motorists trying to get over Donner Summit. "The chains were flying off the shelves," Doug told me (Mountain Hardware is the best source for all your winter needs including boots, gloves and caps). Over a foot of snow fell in Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows before letting up in the early afternoon, and Dependable Snow Removal workers were busy getting second-homeowners in for the weekend. It then snowed lightly into the night.
Donner Summit also got major snow on Friday. Little J at Boreal reported a steady snowfall at the resort as he performed maintenance, "We were doing a load-test on Lion's Head Chair for a drive modification," he said by telephone, "to make a more comfortable ride for skiers and boarders." Little J said that snow was "accumulating on the hill" even on Saturday. He had been working nonstop at Boreal and for our snow blog, and was getting a couple of well deserved days off Sunday and Monday.
The next storm system is due to hit the area on Christmas day, just in time for the Truckee kids to try out their new skies and snowboards. The National Weather Service Predicted that snow is likely and that freezing cold temperatures will follow. This means that things will be icy for awhile... the Dependable Snow Removal ice-maintenance technicians will be out in full force applying safe ice-melt and also carefully chipping away the ice for safety and convenience... please be careful walking and driving this holiday.
Merry Christmas from everyone at Dependable Snow Removal... and my mom sends a special Season's Greeting from the Bay Area where she will be monitoring the weather through the holiday. "Happy New Year, Truckee!" said The Auburn Kid from his Foothill weather headquarters... BE SAFE EVERYONE!!!!
[IN THE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AREA & SIERRA NEVADA] NO TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS ARE REPORTED FOR THIS AREA.
|Alpine Meadows||4.5 ft|
|Squaw Valley||4.5 ft|
|Sugar Bowl||5.5 ft|
|Soda Springs||5 ft|
|Alpine Meadows||7.5 ft|
|Squaw Valley||6.5 ft|
|Sugar Bowl||12 ft|
|Soda Springs||10 ft|