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See the snow fall at Lake Tahoe ski resort—with six days of summer left

As rain fell Monday morning on Sacramento, the Lake Tahoe area—with six days still left of summer—saw its first snowfall of the 2019-20 season.

A storm that rolled across the Sierra in late morning produced some snow at the Squaw Valley Alpine Meadow ski resort’s upper elevations, and a few flakes at the base area. The upper mountain of Squaw Valley sits at roughly 8,000 feet in elevation.

The ski area is scheduled to open for the 2019-20 ski season on November 15, 2019, weather permitting. Monday’s snowfall came just 70 days since the resort closed for the 2018-19 season on July 7, 2019.

A little over 100 days ago was the last snowfall Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows received.

David Caraccio is a video producer for The Sacramento Bee who was born and raised in Sacramento. He is a graduate of San Diego State University and longtime journalist who has worked for newspapers as a reporter, editor, page designer and digital content producer.