Frost possible early Sunday morning
September 22, 2013
Snow made its first appearance on Jobs Peak since June as forecasters warned of a frost early Sunday morning, officially greeting fall.
Rain fell during the day on Saturday leaving .12 inches of rain at the base of the Sierra in Carson Valley. Heavenly Valley’s Snotel site reported half an inch, as did the Monitor Pass site. No rain was recorded in the eastern portion of the Valley.
A strong cold front is expected to continue to pass over Western Nevada into the early evening. Winds of 15-25 mph, gusting to 35-40 mph are expected to continue as the front approaches. Winds of faster than 50 mph have been measured near Walker Lake and Wilson Canyon near Mason Valley.
Showers are expected to continue until midnight, with the low dropping to around 35 degrees in Minden. The winds will die down after midnight.
Some places could see frost early Sunday morning. Lows will then climb into the upper 30s until Wednesday when they are forecast to drop back down as another front arrives in Western Nevada.
Expect mostly sunny weather with a high temperature of 68 degrees on Sunday, with calm to light winds.