It's raining on the west side of the Valley and it doesn't look like it's going to stop any time soon. We're looking at wind gusts of up to 70 mph today as the storm continues to slip into Western Nevada. I can't tell we're getting all that much rain shadow on this one. Heavenly Ski Resort is reporting they've received 1-2 inches of snow so far this morning.
There was an injury accident early this morning on Highway 50 at Lake Tahoe. I don't have much except that it happened at 4:19 a.m. and has probably been long cleared by now.
Chains are mandatory over Interstate 80 and Highways 50 and 88, with chains or snow tires required to travel over Kingsbury, Spooner or the Mount Rose Highway. So far the only road controls down in the Valleys are the high wind advisory through Washoe Valley.
My weather story doesn't end on the jump page this morning, a fact I discovered exactly 40 minutes after it went on the press. The last sentence reads: "O'Hara recommended those driving during the storm to carry chains, a cell phone, emergency food, water and blankets or sleeping bags." I recommend staying out of the Sierra this weekend if at all possible.