Storm dumps more than 10 inches in Sierra delighting skiers, snowboarders

KGO logo
Sunday, March 6, 2016
This image shows Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows after it received 28 inches of snow in the most recent storm March 6, 2016.
Photo by Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (KGO) -- The first West Coast waves of a week of powerful storms arrived and left skiers and snowboards delighted with more than 10 inches of fresh powder.

Fresh and growing snow blanketed the slopes of the Sierra Nevada, ending a dry spell and raising hopes the drought-stricken state can get much needed precipitation.

PHOTOS: Rain, storms hit Bay Area during 2016 El Nino season

There are chain controls along Interstate 80 from Nyack to seven miles east of Truckee. Highway 50 from Kyburz to Meyers is also effected.

The Caltrans camera from near Boreal showed plenty of snow pack and drivers are taking it slow.

Skiers and boarders enjoyed more than 10 inches of fresh powder, with up to 20 more inches expected overnight.

Click here to download the ABC7 News App to get your weather forecast and severe weather alerts on the go, and click here for full coverage on El Nino.

What's the weather like #whereyoulive? Share your photos and videos on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook by tagging them #abc7now. Your photos may be shown online or on-air!