New storm due to arrive early Monday
January 22, 2012
A winter storm warning beginning at 1 a.m. Monday was issued by the National Weather Service at late this morning.
A new storm moving into Western Nevada this evening is expected to bring snow, with the heaviest accumulations 4-10 a.m. Monday.
Accumulations of 5-10 inches are expected above 5,000 feet with 3-6 inches of heavy wet snow in places on the Valley floors, according to the National Weather Service.
Motorists are warned to expect dangerous travel conditions, with slick and icy roads and low visibility during the Monday morning commute.
Gusty winds will herald the storm today with winds. Expect 20-25 mph winds today, gusting up to 35 mph this afternoon. The wind should die down by 9 p.m.
This storm is coming on the heels of a wetter storm that dumped 2.77 inches of rain in the foothills near the base of Kingsbury Grade and 2.15 inches of rain a mile north of Genoa.
That 24-hour dump makes up for the 2.47 inches that typically fall in Minden from Oct. 1 through Dec. 30.
The snow depth at Ebbetts Pass at the head of the East Fork of the Carson River went from nothing on Jan. 19 to 26 inches on Sunday. The snow water equivalent went from less than a third of an inch on Friday to 4.8 inches on Sunday.