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Snow bursts pummel the Tahoe Basin

A heavy snow shower struck the South Shore of Lake Tahoe on Monday morning, causing several inches of snow to block traffic on Highway 50. Twitter users shared an image with a measuring stick in a 7,800-foot thick snow blanket just south of Kirkwood Meadows. Highway 88. “It’s still coming down at 2 inches,” wrote @chilesconsin. National Weather Service forecaster Eric Curse said snowfall was concentrated in the area above Highway 50 between Myers and Twin Bridge, describing meteorological activity as a “snow burst.” “It’s a small area where it’s raining heavily and may be snowing a few miles away,” said Cars, who works at the Sacramento office of the Meteorological Department. Heather Richards, a meteorologist at the Reno Office’s Meteorological Bureau, said. A phenomenon called the “lake effect” was the cause of heavy snow locally.

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