Snow in Squaw Alpine
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Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows ski resor in Lake Tahoe, California, has broken the snow record for ANY month in 45 years of its existence:

Until now, the biggest snowfall was 202 inches, which came in March 2011. So far this January - 212 inches. That's more than 17 ft (more than 5 meters).

Until now, January snowfall has averaged "only" 70 inches.