Storm blew gusts of more than 80 mph around the region
A fast moving storm that blew gusts of more than 80 mph in the Carson City area Friday is now expected to dump about an inch of snow in the valleys, said Chris Jordan, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.
The storm caused dust storms, limiting visibility especially in Lyon and Mineral counties on Friday and caused multiple power outages. The National Weather Service office in north Reno recorded a wind gust of 83 mph, Jordan said.
The wind died down in the late afternoon as the storm began to produce snow
He said most of the snow should accumulate in the mountains tonight to an expected 12 inches to 16 inches.
He said the snowfall should last about an hour in the valleys.
Another fast-moving, but less powerful storm is expected to move into the area Saturday night, bringing potential wind gusts of 35 mph.
Tempuratures will drop over the weekend to highs in the mid 40s in Carson City and lows near 20 degrees.
Jordan said the mercury won’t get above 50 until Tuesday.