Foot of Snow, 103MPH Winds in Sierra Storm

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A foot of snow fell in the upper elevations of the Sierra overnight and a 103 mph wind gust blew across the mountains near Lake Tahoe before an early winter storm blew out of the area early Monday.

The National Weather Service reported four to seven inches of snow fell late Monday on Tahoe's western shore, with 13 inches above 6,300 feet near Donner Pass on I-80.

Kirkwood ski resort reported 14 inches on its mountain and Squaw Valley 10 inches between Tahoe City and Truckee, Calif.

Carson City reported 1.5 inches of snow. Half-inch diameter hail was reported early Monday in Spanish Springs.

The 103 mph wind gust was near the Mount Rose ski resort between Tahoe and Reno. Galena Bridge south of Reno reported a 71 mph gust.


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