Lake Tahoe Buried Under Late-Season Snow

A late-season snowstorm brought heavy snow to California’s Sierra Nevada mountain range on Thursday, April 21, making for dangerous travel in higher elevations, the National Weather Service (NWS) said.

Toni Zernik posted these videos to Instagram showing the snowy scene in the Tahoe Donner community, north of Lake Tahoe.

The Sierra Avalanche Center in Truckee, close to Tahoe Donner, issued an avalanche warning for backcountry areas throughout the greater Tahoe area. Credit: Toni Zernik via Storyful

Video transcript

TONI ZERNIK: And this is why I love Tahoe. It is so beautiful, so quiet, and so peaceful. And this is why I love Tahoe. It is so beautiful, so quiet, and so peaceful.

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