Update: Parts of Valley receive up to 2 inches of snow

Jobs Peak on Thursday morning.

Jobs Peak on Thursday morning.


About 2 inches of snow fell southwest of the Gardnerville Ranchos, while Heavenly Mountain Resort reported 4 inches at the base.

Chain controls in effect at dawn Thursday were lifted as the sun melted the snow off Tahoe highways.

Brisk northeast winds and cooler temperatures are expected today. 

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There are chain controls in effect over Kingsbury Grade and on Highway 50 along Lake Tahoe this morning.

The traffic camera at Daggett Summit showed snow falling and the roadway nearly covered at 4:50 a.m.

A light dusting of snow fell in Carson Valley as a slider storm moved south through the Valley. While there were no chain controls listed for Highway 395 in the Pine Nuts at nvroads.com, slush was visible on the road at Holbrook Junction.

Colder temperatures are expected today as the front passes. Wind chill this morning was down to 23 degrees at Minden-Tahoe Airport.

In a statement issued at 3:55 a.m., forecasters said cold gusty winds are expected today, which might contribute to slicker roads.

Wind chill in the high Sierra will bring temperatures down to between 0 and minus 25 degrees increasing the risk for frostbite and hypothermia.

Northeast winds of 25-45 mph, gusting up to 90 mph are forecast for today, with hazardous boating conditions on Lake Tahoe.

The forecast for this weekend is expected to be mostly clear to sunny skies with temperatures warming to near 60 degrees on Sunday. The high temperature will approach 70 degrees on Monday before a new front arrives bringing another chance of showers on Monday and Tuesday.


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