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Not to be "that guy" but I think you guys are mixing up your numbers or something... I don't even think it is possible for it to snow 15" per hour or 2' per hour.

The record for most snowfall in one 24 hour period was in CO with 75.8" in 1921.

The record I can find for highest snowfall rate is as follows:

2.4" in 15 min. - Oswego NY (1/26/1972)
4.8" in 30 min. - Oswego NY (1/26/1972)
9.1" in 60 min. - Oswego NY (1/26/1972)


And that is because of lake effect snow. 2" per hour coming down is a LOT of snow.
I meant 2" sorry. Tahoe gets lake effect for sure on top of elevation.

It was fresh tracks each trip back up to peak.

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I meant 2" sorry. Tahoe gets lake effect for sure on top of elevation.

It was fresh tracks each trip back up to peak.

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wrong-o, mary lou. Lake Tahoe is only 22 miles long and, more importantly, only 12 miles wide. Lake effect snow takes a minimum of 62 miles of water/fetch.
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wrong-o, mary lou. Lake Tahoe is only 22 miles long and, more importantly, only 12 miles wide. Lake effect snow takes a minimum of 62 miles of water/fetch.
From lake effect wiki

The Truckee Meadows and other parts of Northern Nevada which are normally in the rain shadow of the Sierra Nevada can, when conditions are right, have severe snowfall as a result of lake effect from Lake Tahoe. Recent severe examples of this phenomenon have occurred as recently as 2004, dumping several feet of snow in the normally dry region.
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From lake effect wiki

The Truckee Meadows and other parts of Northern Nevada which are normally in the rain shadow of the Sierra Nevada can, when conditions are right, have severe snowfall as a result of lake effect from Lake Tahoe. Recent severe examples of this phenomenon have occurred as recently as 2004, dumping several feet of snow in the normally dry region.
I got my info off wiki, too, so there seems to be conflicting info on that page.

"when conditions are right". For reno to get lake effect snow, storms would need to come from pretty much due south (rare)...but, yeah, if that's the case, then I guess Heavenly could get the same from a severely angled northern storm.

I just can't believe 2 feet just from tahoe lake effect, when the great lakes fetches are like 10 times as long as lake tahoe, but only producing similar results (?...something's definitely wacky with that wiki page)

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I got my info off wiki, too, so there seems to be conflicting info on that page.

"when conditions are right". For reno to get lake effect snow, storms would need to come from pretty much due south (rare)...but, yeah, if that's the case, then I guess Heavenly could get the same from a severely angled northern storm.

I just can't believe 2 feet just from tahoe lake effect, when the great lakes fetches are like 10 times as long as lake tahoe, but only producing similar results (?...something's definitely wacky with that wiki page)
I didn't say just from lake effect. Possibly one of the reasons. Also, I said I made an error. 2 INCHES and hour, not feet. It was over 2ft of snow total. I swear it was more than 3. It was super deep in areas that people weren't riding on. My sister in-law sunk into a waist deep section. Here's a pic of her after she unstrapped and crawled out.



Also, note the date on there. I found this:

http://www.coveritlive.com/index2.ph...1b11e77&ipod=y

Read those comments. That week, they got hit major. Like 8 feet of snow. I remember that season they had a monster dump one week. I think it was the same week we left. We got the front end of it. It was simply too epic to ever forget. I couldn't have asked for a better trip ender.



By the way, these pictures aren't hazy due to fog... it was due to snowfall. Yup, visibility was non-existent thanks to the amount of snow that was dumping down.


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Went to Bittersweet today, conditions were great and no crowds until after lunch. Snowed lake effect all morning while we there and the Heritage rode great. No one got hurt so all in all we had a great day, despite finding a nail in my tire when I got home. Oh well at least we made it back.
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Went to Bittersweet today, conditions were great and no crowds until after lunch. Snowed lake effect all morning while we there and the Heritage rode great. No one got hurt so all in all we had a great day, despite finding a nail in my tire when I got home. Oh well at least we made it back.
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I will be there for a few hours tomorrow since I have some work in GR and Det this week. Getting up early to make some time for boarding before I get to my hotel.
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