December 22, 2014
A cold air mass that originated in Alaska has an icy grip on most of northern Nevada and the Sierra this morning.
The temperature dropped as low as 13-below zero this morning in
Eureka. Winnemucca reported minus four just before dawn and Elko
The mercury dipped to zero overnight at South Lake Tahoe and as
low as 18 degrees in Reno, where the high is not expected to surpass 32 degrees this afternoon. That's better than Elko where the high is forecast to be seven degrees.
On the bright side, much of the Sierra is free of the snowy conditions that plagued travelers yesterday morning.
The only road controls currently reported are south of Lake Tahoe on California State Route 88, where chains or snow tires are required between Iron Mountain Road and about six miles west of Iron Mountain Road.
The same is true across much of U-S Highway 50 in northern Nevada all the way from Austin to Ely and some stretches west of there.