On the other side of the Bay Bridge, just beyond our city limits, is Lake Tahoe. Alright, it’s actually a three hour drive from here, maybe six hours with traffic. Nevertheless, it’s San Francisco’s playground. And right now it is completely buried in snow.
According to Megan Barber with Curbed San Francisco, thanks to a series of atmospheric river storms that have pummeled California, the snowpack of Lake Tahoe is reaching record-breaking numbers.
In early January, parts of California received over 28 inches of rain and up to 17 feet of snow. Then more storms followed, and in the past week Lake Tahoe saw another 8 feet of snow in just 5 days. At 7,000 feet, 237 inches have fallen this month alone. That beats a 1973 record of 159 inches of snow that fell in January of that year.
The bottom line? These are crazy numbers, and the snow in Tahoe is crazy deep. Time to go play!