Heavy Snow Warning

The following is the forecast for tomorrow’s commute. It will be my first bicycle commute in the snow! It’s funny, but I’m a lot less worried about safe travel to work on my bicycle than I was when I had to commute to Carson City from Gardnerville up Highway 395. The Highway on the first snow day of the year is always pandemonium! A mixture of people who have never driven in the snow, and people who simply forgot that snow and ice is slippery, driving very fast in big 4×4’s. I’ll take my chances on my bicycle, thank you! It will be a good day for Tow Truck drivers! $$$.

It might be time to install the Trail Bear 2.5 tonight…

A HEAVY SNOW WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 12 PM PST FRIDAY.

RAIN AND SNOW WILL SPREAD ACROSS WESTERN NEVADA THIS AFTERNOON. SNOW LEVELS WILL INITIALLY START AT 5000 TO 5500 FEET AND GRADUALLY LOWER TO MOST VALLEY FLOORS BY FRIDAY MORNING. THE SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING CREATING A HAZARDOUS MORNING COMMUTE BEFORE DIMINISHING. TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS OF 4 TO 8 INCHES ARE EXPECTED ABOVE 5000 FEET WITH 2 TO 4 INCHES BETWEEN 4500 AND 5000 FEET. AT THE LOWEST ELEVATIONS…INCLUDING FALLON AND LOVELOCK…ACCUMULATIONS WILL ONLY BE AROUND 1 INCH.

SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST. ROADS WILL QUICKLY BECOME SNOW COVERED…SLICK AND HAZARDOUS. TRAVEL WILL BE IMPACTED AND IS NOT RECOMMENDED. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL…SLOW DOWN AND ALLOW EXTRA TIME TO REACH YOUR DESTINATION.

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7 thoughts on “Heavy Snow Warning

  1. man, i’m jealous of you. i had to commute to reno with all the folks that shouldn’t be driving when the conditions are ideal, let alone a wee sketchy.

  2. The commute was a blast! I’ll do a full report later… It was really no big deal though. People were staring at me like I had three heads, but I was perfectly warm, and had lots of traction. I felt sorry for the people in the cars…that looked scary! Some pics over on the sidebar…Pictures of the day.

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