For those of you who are either tempted or are already saying “Enough!” I have some good news. While we may see a few isolated snow showers into Tuesday morning, overall the pattern this week is pretty chilly but otherwise relatively benign. A ridge of high pressure begins to build into the west coast, drying us out, but keeping the cold air left behind trapped in the valleys. As a result, high temperatures will likely struggle to get above the freezing mark most of the week. A mild disturbance will move through the region Thursday which could result in some light snow showers, but overall the majority of the action has passed and we should all get a chance to catch our breath.
By pretty much any metric, this has been an historic month precipitation-wise here in western Nevada. As of this week, the Reno airport has received a little over 5 ½ inches of precipitation, making it the third wettest January all time, and the wettest in over 100 years. And you could probably make a case for this year to be the wettest ever. I’ll tell you why tomorrow.