HISTORIC! 200+ Inches of Snow in Tahoe
A 50-year record was shattered in the Sierra Nevada mountains — more than 200 inches of snow has fallen around Lake Tahoe. And the snow is still falling. At the University of California, Berkeley’s Central Sierra Snow Laboratory near Donner Pass, 193.7 inches – over 16 feet – of snow has piled up in the final month of 2021, breaking the old December record of 179 inches set back in 1970.
This is what 16 feet of snow looks like. Tahoe Donner, CA December 28, 2021. pic.twitter.com/RVpNOhG8hO— HelenofTroy (@HelenOfCorfu) December 28, 2021
YIKES! I guess it could always be worse. This is Donner Summit (I-80) on the California/Nevada state line. It’s been closed since Saturday.— Doug Iverson (@DougIWeatherGuy) December 27, 2021
? KRNV-TV/Caltrans#California #DonnerSummit #Nevada #i80 #snow #CAwx #weather #Reno #Sacramento pic.twitter.com/4lXrLEhQKW
The Central Sierra Snow Lab near Donner Summit in Tahoe has officially broken the December snowfall record dating back to 1970.— OpenSnow (@findOpenSnow) December 27, 2021
Previous Record = 179"
December 2021 = 194" (and counting…)
Details → https://t.co/g2FPfpFQZo via @TahoeWeather pic.twitter.com/jv6Kd8LFIG
Now that's deep snow… Donner Pass 194" deep pic.twitter.com/0HV3SgzO2v— Pathfinder (@Carl97702) December 28, 2021
SNOW RECORD: December is officially the snowiest month on record at Donner pass in California, according to officials at UC Berkley's Central Sierra Snow Laboratory. Snowfall in December has surpassed the previous record of 179 inches that was set in 1970 and continues to climb. pic.twitter.com/r3bFvjpAfD— KTVN 2 News (@KTVN) December 28, 2021