While the official start of summer is only nine days away, it doesn’t seem Mother Nature is quite ready to let go of the incredible 2016-2017 snow season just yet: Sunday night into Monday morning, the areas surrounding Lake Tahoe in California and Nevada saw a mid-June snowstorm that dumped as much as six inches of white stuff in some places.
Here are some preliminary storm total snow amounts from the late-season June 11-12, 2017 storm. Thank you for all of the reports! pic.twitter.com/g7meWUVAHj
— NWS Reno (@NWSReno) June 12, 2017
As reported by Snowbrains, measurable snowfall this time of year only occurs in the Lake Tahoe area once every 5-10 years, normally following active winters like the historic one the western United States just experienced.
The surprise snow showers had people flocking to Instagram to share images of the late spring accumulation.
And the Tahoe region isn’t the only spot set to see June snow. According to Unofficial Networks, parts of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho could see over a foot of snowfall by Wednesday morning.
Read more about the deep 2016-2017 snow season