RENO, Nev. (AP) - While other parts of the country are being hammered by snow, northern Nevada begins 2014 heading into a third year of drought.
True, it is still early in the winter season and conditions can change quickly. But so far the weather has been less than encouraging.
Kelly Redmond of the Western Regional Climate Center tells the Reno Gazette-Journal that so far northern Nevada has been "high and dry."
The snowpack in the Lake Tahoe Basin is around 33 percent of average. The Truckee River Basin is even less, at 23 percent.
Forecasters say strong high pressure in the West that has kept the region warm and dry will stick around at least into next week.