RENO, Nev. (AP) — The mercury continues to drop to record-low temperatures as a week-long stretch of unseasonably cold weather continues across much of Nevada and the Sierra.
The National Weather Service says South Lake Tahoe, California set a record on Tuesday for the third time in a week. Tuesday's low of 8 degrees smashed the previous record of 13 dating to 1985.
South Lake Tahoe posted a record-low of 5 degrees on Sunday. That was less than 72 hours after it set a record-high of 71 degrees last Thursday. In southern Nevada, Desert Rock-Mercury set a new record-low of 25 on Tuesday in the desert north of Las Vegas.