Hard freeze looming over northern Nevada

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UNDATED (AP) - Temperatures are expected to hover around zero by morning across snowy northern Nevada while forecasters are calling for near-freezing temperatures as far south as the Las Vegas Strip.

Temperatures never even approached freezing across the northern
two-thirds of the state today and are expected to be followed by
lows of zero - or below - complicated by gusty winds out of the

Even Las Vegas felt the chill with a low of 35 today that is
expected to be well below freezing at daybreak.

An afternoon snow advisory in southern Nevada was canceled,
although a dusting of snow was possible overnight at higher
altitudes around the Las Vegas valley.

In Reno, meteorologist Jim Wallman said the last time the city
saw a reading below zero was minus 3 two days before Christmas in
1998. The coldest readings since were 2 above the day after New
Year in 2002 and 4 above November fourth, 2004.

Little improvement is expected through Monday's holiday, with a
slight temperature rise going into next week.

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