How much snow did Donner Summit get?

On Donner Pass, nearly 22 feet of snow fell in January with a total moisture content of 25.80 inches of water, making it the second consecutive month with nearly three times normal precipitation.

What’s the average snowfall in Donner Pass?

411.5 inches
At an average of 411.5 inches (10.45 m) per year, Donner Pass is one of the snowiest places in the contiguous United States. Four times since 1880 total snowfall at Donner Summit has exceeded 775 inches (19.69 m) and topped 800 inches (20.32 m) in both 1938 and 1952.

Are chains required in Truckee CA today?

Chains or snow tires are required from Truckee (Nevada County) to the Sierra/Plumas County Line. Chains are required on all vehicles except four-wheel-drive vehicles with snow tires on all four wheels from Tahoe City to 4 miles east of Tahoe City (Placer County).

What happened at Donner Pass?

A Donner Party member murdered two people for use as food. The Indians were then butchered and eaten by the hikers. It was the only time during the entire winter that people were murdered for use as food.

Where did the Donner Party take a bad short cut?

The Donner Party missed making its Sierra crossing by about two days. On the way from the east, the group had taken a shortcut that turned out to be 125 miles, and at least two weeks longer, than the then established, Oregon and California Trails.

What did the Donner Party eat?

– Evidence reveals what the Donner Party ate during their final days of being snowbound in the Sierra Nevada. – After eating the family dogs and other animal meat, some members ate bones, hides, twigs and string. – Human bones were not recovered but researchers believe some Donner Party members resorted to cannibalism.

What is the Donner Pass known as today?

Did you know? Donner Pass, in the Sierra Nevada of northern California, is named for the Donner party. The pass now represents the most important transmontane route (rail and highway) connecting San Francisco with Reno. It lies within Tahoe National Forest, and Donner Memorial State Park is nearby.

What is the snowiest city in the US?

Syracuse named snowiest city in U.S., 123.8 inches (314 cm) annually.

Do I need chains with AWD?

It’s recommended that you have either winter tires or snow chains on your AWD if you’re driving in a blizzard or icy conditions. Even a 4WD (four-wheel-drive) will slip and slide on snowy roads if its tires don’t have enough tread.