Bitter cold follows blizzard into Sierra Nevada, Lake Tahoe
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Bitter cold is moving into the Sierra Nevada on the heels of a storm that dropped 3 feet (91 centimeters) of snow on the mountains around Lake Tahoe.
Wednesday night’s lows were forecast to dip to between 3 degrees and negative 7 at Tahoe, with teens in Reno.
The storm that dumped 6 feet (1.8 meters) of snow on mountaintops along the Nevada-California line the three previous days pelted northeast Nevada with record rainfall for the date on Tuesday.
The .25 inch (6 millimeters) of rain recorded at Ely near the Utah line broke the old record of .19 (5 millimeters) set on Feb. 5, 1976. Eureka also got .25 inch (6 millimeters), breaking the previous record of .08 (2 millimeters) set in 1997.
Up to 17 inches (42 centimeters) of snow fell on the mountains near Elko.