SOUTHERN, Nev. (775 Times, NV Globe) – Driving in snow is unpleasant, but we need it in the Sierra this year. Unfortunately, there is no association between the two.
Regardless, I believe we’ll take the foot of snow that fell this week in the mountains. The valley received little snow, with the most of it settling on grassy areas, while the Sierra received far more.
With this storm, the Sierra crest received three to four feet of snow, while the Tahoe Basin received one to three feet. By Wednesday evening, the valley had received two to five inches of rain.
While the storm has passed over the area, the frigid air will remain till next week.
Lows on Thursday morning varied from the teens to the lower twenties. Some locations in the Sierra south of Tahoe experienced temperatures below zero on Thursday morning.
The Reno Airport is generally the hottest point on the map, but it was just 22 degrees on Thursday morning.
Temperatures will be far below freezing in the morning on Friday.
What happened to fall? Temperatures dropped from fifteen degrees above average in the first part of October to several degrees below average by the end of the month, and then twenty degrees below normal to begin November. Reno’s average high temperature this time of year is 59 degrees.
Highs in the 40s are expected this weekend, with a slight chance of rain and snow on Saturday. Keep warm and safe.
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