December has not disappointed as we embark on the winter season. In fact, the snowpack is off to a great start! According to the United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”), snowpack in the Lake Tahoe Basin is nearly one month ahead of normal as of December 14, 2022. This is good news for the Tahoe region as the snow water content data shows. The Natural Resources Conservation Services SNOTEL (“NRCS SNOTEL”) in the Lake Tahoe Basin tells us that often it’s just one or two months that make or break an entire winter!
In addition, temperatures are dipping at an all-time low. If you’re finding your electrical bills are running high, it may be because it’s pretty chilly! From October 23 to December 12 period alone, Tahoe City was the coldest since 1972 and third coldest on record since 1909.