Kiss summer goodbye; winter is here |

Kiss summer goodbye; winter is here

Scott Hess

Summer is officially over. Starting Thursday, temperatures in Truckee dropped dramatically, and light snow is in the forecast for today through Wednesday.

“I don’t think we even had a fall,” said Jim Ashby, a climatologist for the Western Region Climate Center. “Usually when [temperatures drop dramatically] you never recover.”

The Weather Channel’s Web site is reporting light snow in the next five days, with highs in the high 30- and low 40-degree range and lows dipping into the teens. Ashby said most of this snow will not stick, but there’s always a chance of snow when the temperatures are that cold.

Although Truckee is supposed to warm up a bit after Wednesday’s snow showers, Ashby said, “I doubt it will ever hit 70 again.” He predicted the area would receive a few “sunny, calm days” in the mid-60s.

Ashby said he has not yet predicted when the first big snow storm will hit, but said Truckee should see snow flurries come and go in the next few weeks. He mentioned, “The only forecast I heard was next week could be pretty wet.”

For more Truckee weather information, visit the Western Region Climate Center at

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