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Some Light Rain After a Dry December

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With most places getting about a half inch of snow, December 20th was the last time we had measurable snow in the Reno area this season. Since then it’s been rather quiet in Western Nevada, all thanks to a stubborn area of high pressure.


The ridge will still be over Nevada Wednesday, but an area of low pressure in the Pacific is sending us some impulses of energy as it travels north, leading to both rain and snow chances in our area the next few days. The ridge will keep the majority of the rain to our west into California, where they could receive up to a quarter of an inch of rain below 7500 feet by Thursday morning. Rain totals will be very light Thursday morning, with most of us receiving less than a tenth of an inch. This is a warm system as well, so most roadways will be fine Thursday morning, but Mt. Rose Highway will probably be dicey closer to the Summit. 


After the dry December we had, it would be nice to get some rain or snow around here, and some decent snow below 7000 feet would be even better. The couple storms we’ve had so far this season have only impacted the High Sierra and not the lower levels.  
At Reno-Tahoe International Airport we had measurable precipitation only three times this past December, which is about three times less than last year and ten less than back in 2012.

2011 was a dry year as well with no precipitation falling at the airport for the month of December.  

On average Reno sees about an inch of precipitation each December, but this past month we only got about a tenth of an inch, and last year we had just under an inch and a quarter. We got almost four inches of precipitation back in December 2005, but not this year. 


Another system will slide in here late Friday into Saturday morning, and hopefully it will give the Sierra some much needed snow.

Make sure to stay tuned to KTVN both on air and online and we’ll keep you up to date with the latest weather information. Have a great day. 
 

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