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NWS Weather Bulletin: Series of Storms to Bring Snow and Rain Wednesday and Thursday

A series of storms will move through the region this week with the strongest storm impacting the region late Wednesday through Thursday according to forecasters at the National Weather Service office in Reno.

Several feet of snow are possible above 8,000 feet with up to 2 feet of accumulation down to 6,000 feet in the Sierra. Periods of rain and snow are expected in the lower elevations of northeast California and western Nevada Wednesday through Thursday.

Here in the Honey Lake Valley a few snow showers are expected Tuesday with little to no accumulation. Snow will change to rain by Wednesday. Rain late Wednesday and Thursday may produce amounts up to 1 inch.

In the higher elevations occasional light snow showers are expected Tuesday into Tuesday evening before becoming widespread and heavier Tuesday night.

The snow will be heavy at times, especially late Wednesday through Thursday. The snow may briefly change to rain below 6,500 to 7,000 feet Wednesday night before changing back to snow.

Winds will be gusty at times Wednesday and Thursday with ridge gusts of 60 to 80 mph Wednesday, increasing to 100+ mph Thursday. Localized blizzard conditions are possible on Thursday in the Sierra.

Significant impacts are expected in the Sierra with road closures possible Tuesday night through Thursday. There is the potential for moderate impacts at times down to around 5000 feet in eastern Nevada, especially Thursday.

Jeremy Couso
Jeremy Couso Publisher/Editor
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