Storm brings fog and snow to Valley |

Storm brings fog and snow to Valley

Staff Reports
Thick fog fills the Carson Valley on Monday morning.
JIm Grant | The Record-Courier

Light snow fell in Carson Valley starting Tuesday morning as a new storm rolled into Western Nevada.

Colder than expected temperatures brought the snow level down to the Valley floor hours before a winter storm warning took effect in the Carson Range and Lake Tahoe.

A plume of sub-tropical moisture and a cold front were expected to combine for heavy wet snow in the Sierra.

A winter storm warning for above 7,000 feet is in effect between 4 p.m. Tuesday and 4 a.m. Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

The storm could bring up to 2 feet of snow with locally higher amounts west of Highway 89.

The snow level will drop to 6,500 feet during heavier bands.

Most of the storms’ fury was spent on the west slope.

While a foot of snow fell at Donner Summit by Saturday morning, while Heavenly Ski Resort measured closer to an inch.

By Monday morning, the resort had reported 5 inches of snow total from the weekend.

The weekend’s storms left about a fifth of an inch of rain in Genoa.

That moisture contributed to the heavy fog that filled Carson and Antelope valleys on Monday morning.

By lunchtime Monday, the fog had burned off.