RENO, Nev. (AP) — Hundreds of homes were without power in the Reno area as another early winter storm packing winds more powerful than the last one started blowing into the Sierra.
More than a foot of snow is possible in the mountains around Lake Tahoe by Wednesday. The National Weather Service has upgraded a winter storm watch to a storm warning for the Tahoe area effective from 4 p.m. Tuesday through 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Winds topping 100 mph are possible over Sierra ridgetops. A high-wind advisory has been issued in Reno, where gusts already are topping 40 mph. Several power outages are affecting about 600 customers around Reno.