We headed out to Lake Tahoe mid-January two years ago in the height of the drought. Snow had not fallen in weeks and the reported conditions were looking bleak. It looks like somebody finally remembered to pay the weather bill, though.
As we were rounding the lake, we could see storms off in the distance and just as we rolled into town, the sky opened up with snow. By the time we left later that week, another four feet had piled up.