Storm rides high winds into Valley |

Storm rides high winds into Valley

Staff Reports

High winds on Thursday afternoon knocked branches down and blew over garbage cans in Carson Valley.

Fish Springs had a 59 mph wind gust at 3:33 p.m. according to the National Weather Service.

Trained spotter George Uebele reported a 61 mph gust in Sheridan Acres at 11:39 a.m.

The Sierra Nevada is under a winter weather advisory through 5 a.m. Friday, with 2-4 inches of snow possible above 4,000 feet and 3-6 inches above 7,000 feet.

Snow in the Sierra is expected to increase into Friday morning.

The National Weather Service said travel conditions over the Sierra will be hazardous due to snow and visibility of under a quarter mile. Slick roads with chain controls and travel delays are possible.

This is the first of two storms expected to roll through the Valley with the next one due late Saturday night or early Sunday morning.

Forecasters say cold air will be in place so there’s a chance Carson Valley will receive measurable snowfall.

Travelers are urged to watch the forecasts over the weekend.