The stubborn ridge of high pressure over the Great Basin is showing no signs of folding, and as a result sunny skies, light winds and varying amounts of haze will stay with us through the next week or so. Valley temperatures in the low 50s will be matched by similar marks at Lake Tahoe, and light winds will be unable to mix out the capping inversion. At this point the dry spell is likely to last for another ten days at least.
Over the last 25 years, we’ve had all kinds of weather on the second Friday in December, from driving snowstorms to high winds to sunny and warm. They are all memorable to me not because of the specific weather we had, but because of all the people who contribute to and benefit from our Share Your Christmas Drive-By Food Drive. I hope you can make it out this Friday to the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, the Governor’s Mansion in Carson City or the Carson Valley Inn in Minden for the 25th anniversary edition. We will be manning all those locations from 6 am-6 pm, with all the food (non-perishable please!) and money staying in the local communities. I’ll be at the GSR all day and I hope to see you there!