With some very chilly temperatures and a decent chance of high elevation snow on Thursday, it seems like summer’s last day is giving up without a fight. A second cold front will drop Reno’s high temperature into the upper 50s and will drop the snow level to just above Lake Tahoe. It’s not a particularly wet storm, and once it gets by things should dry up leaving Friday through the weekend dry with temperatures slowly warming back to about 70 by Sunday.


Let’s entertain one more hurricane question, this one from Mary: “This may be a foolish question, but would it be possible to halt a hurricane from forming in its early stages with a squadron of cloud seeding planes or other means, e.g. explosives, just to break it up & disrupt the storm/rotation?”

Wouldn’t that be nice? For time immemorial, mankind has been frustrated by having to live under the old adage, “Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.” And as a result, many interesting proposals have been thrown out for ways to stop hurricanes (and modify the weather in other ways), but none are considered practical and/or effective. We don’t have the means to affect something as large and energetic as a hurricane. The power in a hurricane is so immense that blowing stuff up in them would really amount to spitting in the ocean, as it were.