What is Miracle March?
In late February of 1991, the snowpack in the Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Carson and Walker basins was about 16 to 20 percent of normal. By April 1, after a month of seemingly non-stop snowstorms, the snowpack recovered to as much as 80 percent of normal in some places. By the end of the March, the snow stopped leaving us with the legacy of “Miracle March”.
Here we are March 1st and we are under a Blizzard warning, the schools are closed as we prepare for the snow.
Greatest March Miracles
1995: March precipitation was 299 percent of average. Tahoe Basin snowpack went from 138 to 199 percent of median.
1991:March precipitation was 260 percent of average. Tahoe Basin snowpack went from 17 to 79 percent of median.
2011:March precipitation was 225 percent of average. Tahoe Basin snowpack went from 146 to 213 percent of median.