RENO, Nev. (AP) — The latest storm in the Sierra set a snowfall record for the date at Reno-Tahoe International Airport.
The National Weather Service says the 1.3 inches of snow recorded Monday tripled the old record of .4 inch set on April 6, 1982.
The late season storm dumped more than a foot of snow around Lake Tahoe and nearly 3 feet in the southern Sierra at the Mammoth Mountain resort south of Yosemite National Park.
More than 2 inches of snow fell in northwest Reno and up to 5 inches in northeast Sparks. Reno's high is forecast to reach 70 by Friday.