We have one more round of semi-wintry weather coming through the region before we put an end to one of the wettest Octobers on record. It isn’t as strong as the last two systems, but is colder, and we could see snow levels drop into the foothills early Tuesday night. Travel over the passes early Tuesday could get a little slick, with 2-7” possible over the crests and passes. In the valley, early morning showers should clear up as we go through the day. High temperatures will stay in the mid to upper 50s, and will climb slowly through the week with mostly sunny skies, topping out in the upper-60s by Saturday.


Photo courtesy Sam Kieckhefer, Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows, Oct 31, 2016

While here in Reno we finished the month as the second wettest on Record, the news was even better up in the mountains. According to Jeff Anderson at the Natural Resources Conservation Service, the SNOTEL sites in the Tahoe, Truckee, Carson and Walker River basins have recorded 3-5 times average precipitation for the new water year (which started Oct. 1).  In fact, this October broke some records up there. More on this tomorrow.