First snow falls in Sierra; Kirkwood reports 3-4 inches |

First snow falls in Sierra; Kirkwood reports 3-4 inches

by Claire Cudahy
Kirkwood Mountain Resort reported 3 to 4 inches of snowfall on the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 13.
Courtesy / Kirkwood Mountain Resort |

Carson Valley residents awoke to the first snow of the season on Jobs Peak on Tuesday morning.

Kirkwood Mountain Resort reported around 3-4 inches of wet snow early in the morning. The resort’s base is at 7,800 feet.

Sierra-at-Tahoe, located at 8,800 feet, also reported snow.

“Much cooler temperatures along with showers and isolated thunderstorms are in store for today,” the U.S. National Weather Service Reno Nevada posted on Facebook this morning.

“Upper level low over California and Nevada is destabilizing the atmosphere and allowing scattered showers already this morning. There is still a bit of uncertainty with regards to how much precipitation will fall and where, as computer simulations still can’t agree on it this morning!”

The remainder of the week and into the weekend there will be a gradual warming trend along with dry conditions.