The R-C Storming Report for Dec. 22
Genoa, Nev. — Chains or snow tires are still required over Kingsbury Grade, but Spooner Summit is clear now. Echo Summit and Carson Pass are still under road controls, but Interstate 80 is clear.
Power has been restored to all of NV Energy’s Douglas County customers, according to the power company’s web site.
Carson Pass near the headwaters of the Carson River’s West Fork saw 13 inches of snow over the past 24 hours bringing its snow depth up to 53 inches. Ebbetts Pass at the top of the East Fork saw 14 inches with a total of 50 inches so far for the year.
The Desert Research Institute gauge out along Genoa Lane near the river recorded .46 inches of rain during the last 24 hours. The South Lake Tahoe Airport showed 2 inches of rain over the past 24 hours. That’s closer to what my rain gauge got here in Genoa.
A winter storm warning remains in effect until 10 a.m. in the Sierra. Down in the Valley expect the rinse cycle to continue through 10 a.m., before the dry cycle begins. Winds will be out of the west at 25 mph, gusting to 40 mph. The high temperature today is expected to hit 49 degrees.