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Wild Weather Across Northern Nevada

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We all know how fast weather in northern Nevada can change.

It may have been 75 degrees earlier this week, but everything changed overnight. Northern Nevadans say the wind gusts were so strong, it woke them up.

"I heard it last night when I was trying to go to sleep," says Joseph Shea. "It kind of woke me up. I live in a mobile home, and it was rattling that pretty good."

The strong winds continued all day Thursday. Folks outside were bundled up in several layers of clothing, while debris was flying across the roads.

Drivers say people just need to be extra careful out there.

"In fact, this morning coming in, there was a Styrofoam ice chest top that was blowing across, and a car in front of me hit it, and broke it all into pieces," says Patsy Jones. "So, you just have to drive a little slower and keep some caution out there."

But, when the storm clouds made their way over the Sierra, it wasn't the wind that everyone was talking about. When the sun went down, snow was falling across the region.

In Verdi, drivers were preparing to head over the hill.

"It's a little treacherous, it's a little slick," says Tim Enright. "The over passes are very treacherous."

With this storm moving it's way into our area, make sure you and your vehicle are prepared. That means throwing chains, blankets and a case of water in your trunk.

Written by Adam Rasmussen

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