3.5 inches of snow reported in Carson City

Outdoor holiday ornaments are decorated with fresh snow on Monday morning.

Outdoor holiday ornaments are decorated with fresh snow on Monday morning.

Carson City residents can expect cold temperatures the rest of the week with only a slight chance of snow is in the future.

Roads were snow and ice covered Monday afternoon as temperatures struggled to rise about freezing. The cold was expected to stay through most of this week.

Meteorologists from the National Weather Service in Reno said they expect tonight to be the coldest night, with temperatures around the teens and single digits. High wind is also expected over the next few days.

Snow is possible Thursday night, though meteorologist Dustin Norman said they believe it will only be a slight chance of snow. Another storm system is moving in, but isn’t expected to hit until Saturday night into Sunday morning.

The cold temperatures prompted the opening of the Emergency Warming Shelter at Fuji Park Monday night. The shelter, coordinated by FISH, the City of Carson City and the Red Cross, is also expected to be open today.

According to the National Weather Service in Reno, a Carson City weather spotter reported 3.5 inches of snow from the storm. Carson City public responders reported no major accidents in Carson City.

In the higher elevations, more than a foot of snow was reported, according to the Weather Service.

Sugar Bowl Resort at Donner Summit reported a full 24 inches of new snow in the past 24 hours, as of 7 a.m. Monday.

The storm came after a larger weather pattern blew through the region on Thursday, bringing 1 to 2 feet of fresh to the mountains.

Both storms have built off a few smaller ones in November and early December to bring the season snowfall total at Sierra Nevada ski resorts above 100 inches.

Here’s a quick breakdown of Sunday storm totals, and season-to-date snow totals, from some of Tahoe’s ski resorts as of 7 a.m. Monday, according to SkiLakeTahoe.com:

Squaw Valley: 14 inches (108 inches)

Alpine Meadows: 17 inches (108 inches)

Heavenly: 14 inches (97 inches)

Northstar California: 17 inches (113 inches)

Kirkwood: 12 inches (118 inches)

Mt. Rose: 20 inches (106 inches)

Sierra-at-Tahoe: 12 inches (91 inches)

Kevin MacMillan from the Sierra Sun in Truckee, Calif., contributed to this report.


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