100 MPH Winds, Snow Slam Lake Tahoe
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A major storm hit the northern Sierra Nevada and Lake Tahoe area Sunday, dumping several feet of snow and 100 mph winds.
The storm is expected to continue through Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.
See images/video of the storm below:
This is how the #SierraNevada in #Tahoe looks like after 24h of rain! #storm #rain #flood #flooding #atmosphericriver #AR #weather #extremweather #palisadestahoe @palisadestahoe pic.twitter.com/eGHE5kEUkF— Malte Humpert (@malte_humpert) October 24, 2021
Winter is back! The storm is dropping some beautiful Sierra Cement—perfect early season snow for building a base. We got 7” at the base and 18” up top so far ❄️❄️ pic.twitter.com/SSenPKwxFO— Palisades Tahoe (@palisadestahoe) October 25, 2021
Snow is blanketing Donner Summit (between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe). We’re at the Shell gas station on Donner Pass Rd. near I-80. Elevation: 6,300 ft.
Eastbound I-80 is blocked off at the Nyack exit due to the snow. pic.twitter.com/IUIsXKlCyG— Eytan Wallace (@EytanWallace) October 25, 2021
Our crew is headed east up the mountain on I-80 toward Lake Tahoe and we finally hit snow at the Donner Pass Rd. exit. I-80 is blocked off for all eastbound traffic beginning at the Nyack Rd. exit. pic.twitter.com/RwVMDPYEvw— Eytan Wallace (@EytanWallace) October 25, 2021
Rockslide closes Donner Pass as 100 mph winds head for Tahoe https://t.co/rmeWZ3Cw8c— KSBW Action News 8 (@ksbw) October 25, 2021