The R-C Morning Report for Dec. 3
It looks like Carson Valley got the big snow on Tuesday with 3 inches falling north of Minden-Tahoe Airport. I can guarantee there’re 2 inches of snow frozen solid to my patio table, and I measured nearly 2 inches in Gardnerville before I left work last night. Meanwhile, Ebbetts Pass snow telemetry is reporting 1.2 inches of new precipitation. Heavenly’s snow telemetry is showing .8 inches of new moisture and 4 inches of snow.
There really aren’t as many road controls as you might think in Western Nevada. It’s 32 degrees out this morning and the road temperature of Highway 395 in the central Valley is 34 degrees. Chains or four-wheel drive vehicles with snow tires are being required on Highway 88 from just south of the border to west of Carson Pass. But Highway 50, Kingsbury Grade and Highway 395 are clear so far. The CHP reported at 6 a.m. it’s putting chain controls in on Interstate 80. I would take it easy on the morning commute anyway.
Today’s forecast is for rain with a high around 45 degrees and the wind out of the south at 10 mph. That’s what it looked like on Tuesday, too, so who knows what will really happen. A winter storm warning remains in effect for the Sierra above 7,000 feet.