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Wet Storms Dump Feet Of Snow At Tahoe Resorts

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A driver clears snow from his windshield wipers at a stop near Cisco Grove in the Sierra Nevada. (AP Photo)

A driver clears snow from his windshield wipers at a stop near Cisco Grove in the Sierra Nevada. (AP Photo)

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LAKE TAHOE (AP) – The timing was perfect for Lake Tahoe-area ski resorts.

A potent winter storm over the weekend dumped 5-6 feet of fresh snow at the higher elevations, just in time for the busy Christmas and New Year’s holidays. And weather forecasters say more is on the way.

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The storm that started Friday brought more than 6 feet of snow to Mount Rose Ski Tahoe southwest of Reno.

Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley USA on the west side of Lake Tahoe picked up about 5 feet of new snow, as did Kirkwood, which reports receiving 7 feet in the past week.

A winter storm warning remained in effect for the Lake Tahoe region through Monday afternoon.

The forecast from the National Weather Service calls for continued snow throughout the week.

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