Valley sees 10-13 inches from latest storm

Margaret Pross estimated there was a foot of snow on her deck table.

Margaret Pross estimated there was a foot of snow on her deck table.

Up to a foot of snow was reported in portions of Carson Valley from Friday’s daylong snowstorm.

Fredericksburg resident Jeff Garvin reported measuring 13 inches, while Foothill resident Margaret Pross estimated there was a foot of snow on her deck, though the prospect of walking through twice that amount discouraged her from actually taking a ruler to it.

Minden Weather Watcher Stan Kapler reported 10 inches in the county seat over Friday and Saturday, while a site a mile north of Genoa recorded 8 inches.

Heavenly Ski Resort reported 14 inches of new snow from the storm.

Skiers seeking to catch the fresh powder backed up Tramway and Kingsbury Grade on Saturday morning as the resort cleared the parking lot.

The resort reported receiving 38 inches of snow over the past week.

Road controls are in effect for most highways in Douglas County.

Highway 395 is closed from Bridgeport in Mono County to Gorge Road in Inyo, just north of Bishop due to snow.

A winter storm warning remains in effect for Mono and southern Lyon counties through 4 a.m. Sunday.

Carson Valley residents should see a break from the snow this afternoon through Sunday, according to forecasters.

There may be some snow showers late Sunday into early Monday, but the brunt of the storm is expected to arrive late Monday morning.

Up to a half-foot of snow is forecast to fall between 10 a.m. Monday and all day Tuesday.

“While there may be a few snow showers from late Sunday into Monday, spillover may initially be limited until the cold front pushes through late Monday into Tuesday morning. Blended guidance holds at a 50-70 percent chance to exceed 4 inches along the Western Nevada Sierra front from late Sunday into Wednesday,” forecasters said on Saturday morning. “A few lingering snow showers will stick around in the Sierra and south of Highway 50 in Nevada through Sunday morning.”


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