Wet conditions return to Carson Valley
A warm storm resulted in an actual decrease in snow depth at Heavenly Valley, according to snow telemetry.
The site dropped from 18 inches on Monday morning to 16 inches on Tuesday as overnight temperatures failed to drop below freezing, according to a Natural Resources Conservation Service sensors.
A storm that rolled into Western Nevada on Monday night was both warmer and drier than expected, National Weather Service forecasters said.
The storm shifted further south than forecast, causing a winter weather advisory for Lake Tahoe to be dropped.
A winter storm warning for Mono County was downgraded to an advisory.
On Tuesday morning the California Department of Transportation issued winter travel alerts for chain controls on Highway 395 between the Mammoth Lakes and June Lake turnoffs.
Dense fog occurred throughout Western Nevada, with Carson Valley socked in during the morning hours.
A half-dozen people were transported out of the Pine Nuts on Saturday night after their two-wheel pickups became mired in the mud from that morning’s rainstorm.
Douglas County Sheriff’s Search & Rescue reported roads were extremely slick in the mountains around Sunrise Pass.
A series of January storms brought .56 inches of rain to Minden.
Almost 6 inches of snow fell in the Carson Range early Saturday.