RENO - High winds have taken their toll on the National Weather Service. Last week, gusts hit 140 mph on Virginia Peak near Pyramid Lake. Those heavy winds crumpled the outer shell protecting expensive weather radar equipment on the peak, knocking it out of service.
While the radar is out of service, the National Weather Service will use radar from Sacramento to track storms moving into the Sierra.
While there is no official estimate, there is speculation that it could cost several million dollars to fix the radar.