Frosty temperatures return to Sierra |

Frosty temperatures return to Sierra

by Kurt Hildebrand

Whatever snow’s left from last weekend’s storm will probably stick around as low temperatures drop into single digits in parts of the Sierra.

Forecasters are predicting a low of 7 degrees at Bridgeport today, with lows dropping to 11 degrees in Truckee, according to a statement issued Tuesday.

Lows in the Western Nevada valleys aren’t expected to be much warmer with Minden expected to drop to 18 degrees.

The forecast calls for even colder temperatures on Friday morning when the low in Douglas is expected to hit 14 degrees.

There’s also a chance for more snow on Wednesday and Thursday, but only light accumulations.

The weekend’s storm dropped 14-16 inches of snow at Kirkwood, according to the National Weather Service, with 9 inches falling at Heavenly.

A Gardnerville Ranchos weather watcher reported 4.5 inches of snow in Carson Valley, with a Genoa resident reporting 4 inches of snow.

Minden, where records have been kept since 1906, reported 2.5 inches of snow. With November almost over, the county seat has received .38 inches of precipitation, less than half its average.