Sierra ski resorts are emerging from under a monster storm that pushed Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows past 500 inches of total snowfall so far this season.
That’s enough snow to easily cover a standard telephone pole (430 inches) and nearly enough to cover the tallest letter in the iconic Hollywood sign (590 inches).
Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows stands at 503 inches. Sierra-at-Tahoe has seen 407 total inches. Heavenly reports 365 inches.
In 2017, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows had 496 inches of total snow.
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In February, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows received 246 inches, or 20.5 feet, of snow. That’s a record for the month by 50 inches, and only 3 feet from surpassing the snowiest month ever on record (January 2017, 282 inches). There’s still more snow in the forecast this week.
The forecast for South Lake Tahoe is a chance of snow Wednesday and Thursday, clearing Friday and Saturday. Daytime temperatures will slowly increase to a high of 33 degrees on Saturday.