Deep freeze hits Truckee-Tahoe area |

Deep freeze hits Truckee-Tahoe area

Staff and wire reportsA severe cold snap sent Truckee temperatures plunging to 13 degrees below zero and registered record lows in Reno early Monday.The last November record low for Truckee was a four-degree-below-zero reading in 1958, according to the National Weather Service in Reno. But that temperature was recorded at the Truckee ranger station, which is usually warmer than the airport, where official temperatures are currently registered.The blast of cold air that came in with the Thanksgiving storm system was compounded by a snow pack that caused ground temperatures to drop even lower, said Shane Snyder of the National Weather Service in Reno.”There is a system passing today with a reinforcement shot of cold air,” said Snyder on Tuesday.The reading of 4 above at the Reno airport was 1 degree colder than the old mark, set in 1975. And the 25-degree daytime high was the lowest daytime high for November 29 in Reno over the last 104 years.The coldest November reading ever recorded at the Reno airport was one above on the 17th in 1958.While the weather service is not predicting any significant snow fall for the rest of the week, a weak storm pattern will keep temperatures from warming up much over the next few days.A stronger storm system will move in on Saturday, bringing a chance of snow for the weekend, said Snyder.”Basically it looks like a light event,” said Snyder.

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