Statement as of 3:10 PM PST on December 08, 2008
… Weather pattern change expected by this weekend…
A very cold North Pacific storm system is expected to push into
the region by this weekend… bringing an abrupt change to the mild
and dry weather we have been seeing since the Thanksgiving Holiday.
This cold system will bring strong winds to the area Friday and
Saturday. A significant cold front will sweep through our area
early Saturday morning. Temperatures are expected to plummet this
weekend with highs on Saturday and Sunday only in the 30s across
most of the lower valleys… highs in the teens and 20s in the
Sierra. Snow levels are expected to drop to all valley
floors… but the amount of moisture with this system remains
If you have travel plans for the weekend in the Sierra and western
Nevada… be prepared for winter driving conditions. Check our
website at www.Weather.Gov/Reno for updates on how these storms
may impact weekend travel.