Wintery weather to continue next week |

Wintery weather to continue next week

by Regina Purcell, Staff Writer

Fresh fallen snow made a winter wonderland out of Carson Valley.

Residents were treated to a mixture of snow and rain Christmas Day although the day after was worse for icy roads. Forecasters say expect more white stuff through Tuesday.

“A weather system is swinging down out of the Northwest,” he said. “There is a big trough over the area. When we get a major trough like this, it sits there and storms swing down from it. It tends to bring cold from Canada.”

Brown said starting today, the Valley will be mostly cloudy with a chance of a snow storm like that witnessed last week. He predicts 1 to 3-inches of snow for the region.

He also expects temperatures to range from mid to upper 30s for daytime highs and nighttime lows in the upper teens and lower 20s.

According to the Associated Press, Lake Tahoe-area ski resorts reported up to 3 feet of new snow from the potent winter storm that barreled into the Sierra just before Christmas leaving difficult driving conditions for holiday travelers.

Rain that fell Christmas Day turned to snow by nightfall, bringing anywhere from a dusting to 2-3 inches. Authorities said the slick roads caused some fender benders but no major accidents.

– Regina Purcell can be reached at or (775) 782-5121, ext. 211.