The snow was gone by the evening and though the accumulation of snow was little, the decrease in temperature was drastic.
“It is quite a large change from yesterday and the day before, but that’s what spring’s about around here,” meteorologist Ray Collins of the National Weather Service said. “When it’s shifting from winter to summer, temperature changes like these are not unusual.”
Tahoe received little snow as well, but experienced similar decreases in temperatures. Collins said it should only be a couple of days before it starts warming up again.
“The storm is moving kind of slowly,” Collins said. “There will be snow showers tonight, but we’re not looking at any accumulations tonight in Reno.” By Friday, the high will be 68 degrees.
The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a winter weather advisory for snow and blowing snow, which is in effect from 8 p.m. this evening to 11 a.m. Wednesday morning.