The Latest: Tahoe storm warning, Reno advisory Saturday
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on the winter storms at Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada (all times local):
Up to another 14 inches (35 centimeters) of snow is possible overnight in the mountains around Lake Tahoe where a winter storm warning runs from 11 p.m. Friday through 3 p.m. Saturday.
Nearly 2 feet (61 cm) of snow has fallen over the past 48 hours at Tahoe-area ski resorts.
The latest in a series of storms could bring snow accumulations to the valley floors around Reno and Carson City, where a winter weather advisory is in effect from 4 a.m. to noon Saturday. Up to 2 inches (5 cm) is possible in town and 4 inches (10 cm) in the foothills.
The National Weather Service says travel on mountain passes around Lake Tahoe could be very difficult Saturday with gusty winds producing poor visibility especially in higher elevations
Another winter storm is making its way toward Lake Tahoe where nearly 2 feet (61 centimeters) of snow already has fallen at several ski resorts and more than 4 feet (1.2 meters) is reported further south in the highest elevations of the central Sierra along the California-Nevada line.
The National Weather Service says the most recent snowfall Thursday and early Friday totaled about 20 inches (45 cm) at Northstar, Squaw Valley and Mt. Rose on the highway connecting Reno to Lake Tahoe.
As much as 53 inches (134 centimeters) of snow was reported at Mammoth Mountain ski area three hours south of Tahoe.
Precipitation has been mostly in the form of rain in the valleys, including Reno where a record .61 inch of rain fell at the airport Thursday, breaking the old record of .32 set in 2000.