...Winter storm expected to bring impacts to the region starting
* A winter storm is expected to move into the Sierra Saturday
evening through Sunday. This system will bring some winter
weather impacts to western Nevada, especially in the foothills.
* Winds: South winds will shift out of the southwest on Sunday.
Surface gusts will generally be on the order of 25 to 35 mph,
with wind prone areas gusting up tp 45 mph. Winds will gradually
diminish by Sunday evening.
* Precipitation: Snow levels will start out from near 5000 feet in
northern Washoe to 6500 feet in Mineral county Saturday night.
Any spillover precipitation during this time will be rain for
the valleys, with a rain/snow mix possible in the foothills. A
cold front will bring snow levels down through the remainder of
Sunday. Convective snow showers may bring quick bursts of
moderate/heavy snowfall to much of the area during the day on
Sunday. While overall snow projections are not expected to be
significant across western Nevada at this time, keep a close eye
on the forecast as we head into the weekend. In the meantime,
download NDOT's "NVRoads" application or Caltran's "Quickmap" so
you will have access to the latest information on roadway
conditions across Nevada and California.