How much snow has Tahoe gotten this season? Here’s a look at totals before next storm

Snowpack totals continue to rise in the Sierra Nevada.

This snow season is already the second snowiest on record in some places around Lake Tahoe. The generous snowfall has resulted in a longer ski season, with some resorts extending their seasons. Palisades Tahoe will be open on July 4.

Here’s how the season’s snow totals are stacking up and what’s next:

Snowfall resort totals

Below are season snowfall totals for resorts throughout Tahoe, as of March 24, according to resort websites:

Snowpack levels

The UC Berkeley Central Sierra Snow Lab reported 7.9 inches of snow in the last 24 hours, as of Friday morning. New snowfall brings the season’s total to 692 inches.

According to the California Department of Water Resources, 35 stations in the central sierra reported 286% of normal, on March 24. Statewide 87 stations reported 228% of normal.

More snow in the forecast

Snowfall totals are only going to increase.

Isolated snow showers are forecast overnight Saturday, with temperatures to in the low 30s. The next significant snowfall is expected early next week.

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm watch for the area, including South Lake Tahoe and Truckee, Monday morning through Wednesday afternoon. Predictions of strong winds, heavy snowfall and low visibility are expected. This will result in chain controls and road closures for travelers.

An additional 1 to 4 feet of snow is predicted to fall during next week’s storm.

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