First winter storm of 2019 causes chain controls, school delays and power outages

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Our first winter storm of 2019 is just about wrapped up. Here is what remains for Monday.


STORM WARNING:

A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for the Greater Lake Tahoe Area Saturday morning at 10:00 am through Monday morning at 4:00 am Including the cities of South Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Bridgeport, Coleville, Mammoth Lakes, Stateline, and Incline Village.

Expect moderate to heavy snow to impact travel in the Sierra through the weekend.

STORM TIMELINE:

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY UNTIL SATURDAY AT 10PM

Tonight: Greater Reno Area

  • Snow and rain likely in the evening, then chance of snow after midnight. Snow accumulation of 1 to 4 inches.
  • Lows 28 to 33.
  • Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Gusts up to 40 mph.

Sunday: Greater Reno Area

  • Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow.
  • Highs 37 to 42.
  • South winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

Sunday Night: Greater Reno Area

  • Rain and snow likely. Snow level rising to 5000 feet. Snow accumulation up to 2 inches with 1 to 3 inches above 5000 feet.
  • Lows 31 to 36.
  • South winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 45 mph

Monday: Greater Reno Area

  • Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers in the morning. Snow level 5500 to 6000 feet.
  • Highs 46 to 51.
  • Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.


WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM SATURDAY TO 4 AM PST MONDAY


Tonight: Greater Lake Tahoe Area

  • Snow. Snow accumulation of 5 to 9 inches with 7 to 13 inches above 7000 feet.
  • Lows 25 to 35.
  • Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Ridge gusts up to 85 mph decreasing to 70 mph after midnight.

Sunday: Greater Lake Tahoe Area

  • Snow likely in the morning, then snow in the afternoon. Snow accumulation of 1 to 5 inches with 2 to 6 inches above 7000 feet.
  • Highs 30 to 35.
  • Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Ridge gusts up to 70 mph.

Sunday Night: Greater Lake Tahoe Area

  • Snow. Snow accumulation of 3 to 9 inches with 7 to 13 inches above 7000 feet.
  • Lows 23 to 28.
  • Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph increasing to 60 mph after midnight. Ridge gusts up to 90 mph increasing to 105 mph after midnight.

Monday: Greater Lake Tahoe Area

  • Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Snow level rising to 6500 feet.
  • Highs 37 to 42.
  • Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 55 mph decreasing to 35 mph in the afternoon. Ridge gusts up to 80 mph decreasing to 60 mph in the afternoon.


CLOSURES AND CHAIN CONTROLS AS OF 10:36 P.M.

I-80: Open with no controls in both directions.

SR 89: Chains Required, All Vehicles Except 4-Wheel Drive with Snow Tires from Markleeville to Woodfords.

WCSD DIGITAL DAYS FOR JAN. 7:

  • Elizabeth Lenz Elementary
  • Double Diamond Elementary
  • Spanish Springs Elementary
  • Alice Smith Elementary
  • Marvin Picollo Elementary School
  • All Incline Village schools

*All intersession classes for WCSD schools are canceled Monday, January 7th.

The University of Nevada, Reno is open with classes and operations to convene at regularly scheduled times.

SCHOOL CLOSURES/DELAYS FOR JAN. 7:

  • Pebbles Preschool & Kindergarten in Sparks will be on a 2-hour delay
  • Lion & Lamb Christian School in Reno is closed
  • Doral Academy of Northern Nevada in Reno will be closed
  • St. John's Children's Center in Reno is on a 2 hour delay
  • Brookfield School is closed
  • Bishop Manogue high school closed
  • St. Albert catholic closed
  • St Theresa Little flower closed
  • Our Lady of the Snows closed
  • Kidslife is closed
  • Summit ridge Christian closed

POWER OUTAGES AS OF 10:36 P.M.:

No power outages affected by weather conditions. Head to this link to check any power outages in the area.



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