Lake Tahoe Blizzard of January 2017

When I was a child, living in Kentucky, sometimes we got some serious snow. As a young adult, there were a few years in the late 1970s and early 1980s where we had good amount of snow. Maybe 2-3 feet. But I have never ever seen snow like that snow in the picture above.

This is a street in Truckee, CA, high above Lake Tahoe, and this picture was taken the day after the blizzard. Notice that the snow is up to the top of the stop sign. The STOP SIGN! You can only see a couple of letters on the stop sign and that is because of drifting.

Do any of you, dear readers, live in Big Snow Country? Tell us about it and show us some pictures!


The first part of the Lake Tahoe blizzard January 2016


I don’t know where all of you live, but where I live, this is some serious snow! This picture was taken about three days ago, around January 7, 2016, in Truckee, California, high above Lake Tahoe. You’re looking at my cousin’s house and her husband, who is shoveling snow out of their driveway. Looks like a hard job, but I think the snow there is mostly powder. I’ll have to ask her!

It’s still snowing there. A blizzard warning. I couldn’t live in this kind of snow though I know it is wonderful in the summer. I guess, if you like winter sports, it’s wonderful in the winter!

More to come!



The beginning of the blizzard in the Lake Tahoe area.

I’m going to write a short snow blog series. After all, it is winter in most of the U.S. and the Northern Hemisphere. Even though snow is not my thing, lots of folks live in snow country and find activities that they love to participate in. I’ll have to admit that I love the Winter Olympics. I’m just glad I, personally, aren’t out in the snow!

I’m lucky enough to have a direct line to the High Sierra region of the Rocky Mountains in the U.S. They are having a blizzard. That’s very fortunate for California as it will help with their drought conditions. However, the people who live in the High Sierras have to be prepared.

My cousin and her husband live near Lake Tahoe and they are being inundated with snow. She is sending me beautiful snow pictures that I want to share with you although she has to stay in until it’s safe to go out. The snow is like a sculpture. Smooth in spots. Very uneven in other spots. Beautiful to look at.

Watch this space for my Snow Series! We’ll follow the western blizzard near Lake Tahoe and go some other places as well!

The picture at the top of this post is some of the initial snow they got near Lake Tahoe.  This is my cousin’s deck. The Sierra’s are under a blizzard warning today, January 10, 2017.