Cool and unsettled weather will remain in the region for the next few days. A closed low pressure center will swing through southern California and Nevada on Tuesday and Wednesday, keeping us in the pool of cool and unstable air with enough dynamics to drive some mainly afternoon showers and thunderstorms. High temperatures will top out in the 60s through Wednesday before creeping back up into the 70s Thursday and Friday.
Looking ahead to Memorial Day Weekend, while it seems this particular holiday almost guarantees at least one storm, there is only a slight chance of any showers at this time, with mild temperatures expected throughout.
Mary and George wondered: “Is it true Mt. Rose received 30 ft. of snow this season? What is the record snowfall for Mt. Rose & in what year did it occur?” According to Mt Rose’s website, they received between 317 and 417 inches of snow this season, depending on whether you’re looking at the base or the summit. If you take the average of those two numbers (367″) it’s almost exactly 30 feet.
While that’s a decent year, the record was back in 1981-82, when 850″ (+ or -…record keeping was less than pristine back then) of snow fell at the resort.
Mark Tadder said:
Hi, I don’t suppose you would like to cover Chemtrails and contrails and maybe talk about the possibility of such a thing. I know it’s probably controversy oh but I thought I’d ask. Cheers,
Mark Tadder Executive Director Sierra Nevada Transportation Coalition c 775-225-6881 http://www.citicareNV.org
Mike Alger said:
Hi Mark…I really don’t want to get into the whole chemtrail nonsense. Whenever I have tried to explain why on some days contrails appear and stick around and on others they evaporate and disappear, I either get told I’m too stupid to see what’s right in front of me, or else get accused of being part of a vast governmental conspiracy. So I think I’ll pass, thanks.