Avalanche Watch Issued For Lake Tahoe; Massive Snowslide Kills One, Traps Five In Washington StateWith snowfall totals of 80-100 inches predicted over the next three days for Donner Summit, an avalanche watch was issued for the Lake Tahoe Sunday.
Avalanche Threat, Thundersnow; Atmospheric River To Bury Sierra Under Several Feet Of SnowAn atmospheric river bearing down on Northern California from the Gulf of Alaska Saturday will bring much needed rain for the parched hills and reservoirs of the Bay Area, but it's most potent punch will be in the Sierra where forecasters were warning of several feet of new snow.
Departing Atmospheric River Blankets Tahoe Ski Resorts With 3 Feet Of SnowAfter battering the San Francisco Bay Area with torrential downpours and flooding, a potent atmospheric river took aim at the Tahoe Basin, dumping as much as three feet of snow on the higher elevations, before departing out of Northern California.
Weather Front Brings Snow Day To The Sierra; Snowflakes Fall On Caldor Fire Burn ZoneA low pressure system moved across the Sierra Friday morning, triggering heavy downpours, lightning strikes and snow flurries across the upper elevations including the burn zone left behind by the massive Caldor Fire.
AirBnb Refuses to Refund Tahoe Rental Deposit as Wildfires, Delta Variant Threaten Travel PlansBetween a new CDC warning about the dangers of traveling amid the delta variant COVID-19 case surge and the widely felt impacts of the Northern California wildfires, some Bay Area residents aren't feeling a lot of enthusiasm for the upcoming holiday weekend.
Tamarack Fire: Badly Burned Bear Cub Rescued In Markleeville; Blaze 45 Percent Contained; Alpine County Evacuation Orders Lifted An evacuated family returning to check on their Markleeville home over the weekend discovered a baby burned bear cub who had suffered severe burns in the Tamarack Fire.
Tamarack Fire: Determined Firefighters Turn Flames Back From Highway 395; Lightning Threat In Weather ForecastTaking advantage of easing weather conditions, fire crews aggressively attacked the Tamarack Fire along Highway 395 Saturday using backfires, air support and an intensive ground effort to keep the flames from advancing any further eastward.
UPDATE: Beckwourth Complex Fire Grows To 90,000+ Acres; 26% ContainedThe Beckwourth Complex Fire burning near the Nevada border grew to three times the size of San Francisco, by Monday night.
Drone Video: Winter Storm Dumps Foot Of New Snow On Tahoe ResortsThe slow migration of holiday weekend skiers from the San Francisco Bay Area to the Sierra resorts was well underway Friday as the first of two storm fronts dumped more than a foot of new snow at the higher elevations around Lake Tahoe.
Sierra Storm: Teen Rescued From Roof Avalanche; Tahoe Buried By Nearly 6 Feet Of Snow A 14-year-old boy, playing in a homemade snow cave next to his home in the Serene Lakes area, was rescued Wednesday after he was buried under a mound of snow that came crashing down from a roof.
Weekend Storms Blanket Sierra Ski Resorts With Foot Of SnowA cold weather front dumped a foot or more of new snow on the Lake Tahoe ski resort this weekend, leaving a thick layer of powder on the runs that remain open with COVID restrictions in place.
Northern California Ski Resorts Set To Open For Winter SeasonA number of Northern California ski resorts are aiming to open up later this month or in early December.
Wind Storm Roars Though Bay Area; Hail Storm Pummels MarinA cold weather system moving into the San Francisco Bay Area from the northwest Sunday ripped through the region with strong wind gusts, brief downpours and a hailstorm in the North Bay.
Reopening: Tahoe Ski Resorts Prepare For First Season Of COVID Era; 'Social Distancing Is Already There' They fired up the snow cannons last week at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows as the Lake Tahoe area ski resorts prepare for the industry's first season under COVID-19 safety measures.
Suspect Charged With Ambush Murder Of Danville Dr. Ari Gershman, Robbing Sierra Gold MineJohn Thomas Conway has been formally charged with the slaying of Danville Dr. Ari Greshman, who was ambushed while on a Sierra hiking trip with his son over the July 4th holiday weekend, and among other counts with also burglarzing a nearby gold mine.