Storm brings first snow to Sierra

The first Sierra snow of the season beat fall by three days this week as a fifth of an inch of rain fell in Minden Wednesday night.

Minden Weather Watcher Stan Kapler recorded the rain amount dropped by a storm that left 2-3 inches above 7,000 feet on the mountain tops.

Wind associated with the incoming storm on Wednesday knocked power out to about 3,000 people at about 11:40 p.m.

Sierra Pacific Power Co. spokesman Karl Walquist said power was knocked out by a tree limb hitting power lines in downtown Gardnerville.

Customers in Gardnerville, the Gardnerville Ranchos, East Valley, Markleeville and Woodfords were among those affected.

Most customers had their power back on by 12:10 a.m.

The storm brought winds gusts of up to 40 mph in Fish Springs.


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