Storm not quite what was anticipated
January 25, 2017
Snowapalooza, such as it was, actually came three days early to Minden when 6 inches of snow fell in the Douglas County seat.
According to the National Weather Service, that was better than Sunday's total of 5 inches.
With the sun out for a short time Sunday afternoon, forecasters cancelled a winter storm warning, downgrading it to a winter weather advisory.
Despite the downgrade the storm was enough to cancel Douglas County classes, especially when coupled with a power outage that plagued Gardnerville on Monday morning.
The outage affected nearly 300 Douglas County residences in Gardnerville and the Ranchos at 4:54 a.m. Power was restored to most people shortly after 8 a.m.
While not the storm of repute forecasters predicted, the weekend storm brought plenty of additional moisture to the Carson Valley and the Sierra.
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Heavenly Mountain Resort reported 30 inches of snow fell overnight on Sunday and Monday.