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Late Spring Snowstorm In The Sierra Surprises Travelers

Mother Nature surprised travelers on Friday with mid-May snowfall in the Sierra.

“At one point, it could be really sunny, and then all of a sudden, it could start raining and then all of a sudden there’s a lot of snow and hail,” said Angela DaPrato, with Caltrans.

Locals have a saying for the unpredictable winter weather.

“In Tahoe, we have an expression we say ‘if you don’t like the weather wait ten minutes,'” says Robin, a Truckee resident.

Friday afternoon was a perfect example. In the Sierra, it was sunny one second and snowing the next.

“This is a beautiful place — beautiful weather,” said Eric Acheff, an avid camper who was back in town Friday after two weeks in the wilderness. “I was not expecting snow.”

Acheff came prepared from head to toe.

“Layers, wool, down,” he said.

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