I’ve never seen a blizzard warning forecasted by NOAA before, but apparently there’s a first time for everything. We were just upgraded from a piddly winter storm warning to this.
I particularly like the 6 inches of snow per hour comment, even if it will be matched by 70 MPH winds….
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RENO HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD WARNING…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM FRIDAY TO 10 AM PST SATURDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.
A MUCH STRONGER STORM MOVES INTO THE AREA…VERY HEAVY SNOW WILL OCCUR THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING WITH SNOWFALL RATES OF UP TO 6 INCHES PER HOUR. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING WILL BE 2 TO 5 FEET ABOVE7000 FEET…
IN ADDITION…GUSTY WINDS UP TO 70 MPH WILL BE COMMON WITH SPEEDS AROUND 140 MPH OVER THE SIERRA RIDGES.
This should give the ski resorts and the snowpack a much needed boost, to put it mildly.