Rain turning to snow in Carson Valley

Rain is turning to snow in Carson Valley as temperatures begin to drop.

The Valley received substantial precipitation today with the Meneley Elementary School rain gauge recording 1.48 inches of rain.

R-C weather watcher Stan Kapler reported 1.59 inches of rain fell in Minden since 8:25 a.m.

Temperatures around the Valley are hovering above freezing at 34 degrees in the Ranchos and 35 degrees in Minden.

The storm is snarling major routes through the Sierra with Interstate 80 closed from the Nevada state line to Auburn and chains are mandatory over highways 50 and 88 through the mountains.

The roads are a mess in the Sierra with the Nevada Highway Patrol reporting numerous accidents and incidents.

In Douglas County, three non-injury accidents were reported right around 4:20 p.m. with two at Kingsbury Grade and Highway 50, and one at Highway 395 and Mica Drive.

Douglas County authorities met Friday afternoon to discuss a flood warning that expires at 6 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

National Weather Service radar reported 1-2 inches of moisture has fallen over a large part of Western Nevada and could result in local flooding.

The Carson Valley is under a winter storm warning until 10 a.m. Saturday.


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