The President's Day weekend was shaping up to
be a mixed bag of rain and snow across northern Nevada and the
A snow advisory was issued by the National Weather Service for
the Lake Tahoe region from midnight Thursday through Friday.
Forecasters said snow and rain was likely Thursday night in the
Reno-Carson City area, with snow levels lowering to the valley
floors after midnight.
The unsettled weather was expected to linger over the region
through the weekend.
A low pressure system parked off the California coast has
funneled pulses of moisture into the area since the beginning of
Snowfall overnight Monday and Tuesday morning brought anywhere
from a light dusting to an inch of snow across the Reno area.
Larger amounts fell to the south, with 2 to 3 inches reported in
parts of Carson City and as much as 6 inches in Gardnerville.
Lake Tahoe ski resorts, still giddy after the mountains of snow
that fell in late December and early January, said a fresh dose is
always welcome right before a holiday weekend.
"Any holiday weekend is important for us, and certainly
President's Day is right up there," said Molly Cuffe, spokeswoman
at Heavenly ski resort in South Lake Tahoe.
"Certainly when we get snow in advance of a holiday it helps
The resort picked up about a foot of snow early this week, with