Wind-fueled storm dumps 4-18 inches of fresh powder in Truckee-Tahoe area overnight |

Wind-fueled storm dumps 4-18 inches of fresh powder in Truckee-Tahoe area overnight

Kelsie Longerbeam

A wind-fueled storm dumped 4-18 inches of snow in the Truckee-Tahoe area overnight, leaving local ski resorts with a lot of fresh powder to start the post-Thanksgiving week.

Wind gusts hit the 100 mph mark on the high ridge tops of the Sierra mountains, the National Weather Service Office in Reno said on Monday, Nov. 27.

“This was a strong storm with high winds and heavy rain with mountain snow, but this was a fairly typical storm for the winter season,” said Edan Weishahn, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service Office in Reno, on Monday.

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows said it received 6 inches of snow overnight. The base at Squaw Valley now stands at 23 inches on the upper mountain. On the South Shore, Heavenly Mountain Resort said it got 5 inches of snow, while Kirkwood Mountain Resort said it received 7 inches.

Looking ahead, the weather outlook is bright with sunny to mostly sunny skies through the week. The high for Monday should be around 41 degrees in Truckee with a low near 22 degrees.

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