Storm brings some snow in Sierra, but not what expected
January 9, 2018
An overnight storm didn't pack the punch forecast by the National Weather Service Office in Reno Monday night, but it did deliver a few inches of snow to Sierra ski resorts.
Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows reported Tuesday morning it received 3 inches of snow overnight. The resort also reported a total of 9 inches in the past week, and 78 inches for the 2017-18 season.
Northstar California Resort said Tuesday that it received 4 inches of snow in the past 24 hours. The resort also said that it received 15 inches of snow in the past 7 days.
"We are making snow (and) grooming daily in order to provide pristine corduroy conditions form top to bottom," the resort's website states.
The storm was forecasted to deliver between 12 inches and 18 inches of snow at certain elevations above 7,500 feet.
Looking ahead, the Sierra forecast called for a high of 45 degrees on Tuesday with a low of 23 degrees. There was a 50 percent chance of showers on Tuesday evening, the National Weather Office in Reno said.
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In western Nevada County, showers continued Tuesday afternoon, with an expected 70 percent chance of more rain — though less than a tenth of an inch — before 10 p.m.
The weather service predicted a 20 percent chance of showers before 10 a.m. Wednesday, with mostly cloudy skies and a high temperature near 51 degrees. See page A7 for more on weather.
Wyatt Haupt Jr. is editor of the Sierra Sun, a sister publication of The Union based in Truckee.
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