Snow Level Drops to 3,000 Feet in the Sierra Nevada

As a cold front from the Gulf of Alaska blasted the Sierra Nevada overnight, temperatures dropped into the 20s in the Tahoe Basin and low 30s in the foothills, creating the perfect conditions for Mother Nature to make snow. Snow dropped as low as 3,000 feet, with the foothills receiving a light dusting that didn’t stick or cause major traffic delays. Locations at 5,000 feet, such as Emigrant Gap on Highway 80 and Strawberry on Highway 50, received up to two inches, while locations at 6,000 feet, including Kingvale and Donner Pass, recorded up to four inches.