Monday's snow storm was a wet one

Four inches of heavy wet snow fell in the foothills during three hours before a snow storm was supposed to arrive on Monday afternoon.

A National Weather Service spotter reported most of the snow that fell during the Martin Luther King day storm fell before 4 p.m.

Another inch of snow fell over night, leaving 1.07 inches of moisture, according to R-C weather watcher George Uebele.

Tahoe-Douglas firefighters reported 9 inches of snow fell at Daggett Pass at the top of Kingsbury Grade. The snow falling at higher elevations had lower moisture content with it all boiling down to .6 inches of moisture.

The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for today and tonight.

A new storm system will roll into Western Nevada this evening. Rain and snow will fall this afternoon in the Valley, which could turn into snow in Reno and Carson City producing icy roads.

A stronger system is expected to arrive Wednesday, with heavy snow in the mountains and some accumulations of snow in the Valley.

According to the Weather Service, the last in a series of Pacific storms will arrive in Western Nevada on Thursday. The heaviest snow from this system will fall south of the Tahoe basin into Mono County.

Snow is likely to fall in Western Nevada along and south of Highway 50 and along the Highway 395 corridor.


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