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Weather update (with video): More snow on the way…

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This Afternoon: Occasional snow. High near 38. Breezy, with a southwest wind between 15 and 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. Total daytime snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

Tonight: Periods of snow, mainly before 4 a.m. Low around 27. Breezy, with a southwest wind between 15 and 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Wednesday: Periods of snow, mainly after 4 p.m. High near 37. Breezy, with a southwest wind between 20 and 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90 perent. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Wednesday Night: Periods of snow. Low around 26. Breezy, with a southwest wind between 20 and 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent.

Thursday: Periods of snow, mainly before 4 p.m. High near 31. Breezy, with a southwest wind 10 to 20 mph becoming northwest. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent.

Thursday Night: A 50 percent chance of snow showers before 10 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16.

The increasing snowfall throughout the day has brought mandatory chain requirements along many major highways in and around the Lake Tahoe Basin, including state routes 431, 28 and 267 and parts of 395. There also is a high wind advicory in effect for state Route 395 between 2.3 miles north of Junction US 395 Business and State Route 529-North Carson Street and 0 miles north of Winters Ranch.

As always, take extreme caution if driving to or from Reno on state Route 431, as well as any of the other public and private roadways in and around the Lake Tahoe basin. As the snow accumulates today, coupled with a rising temperature of an expected 35 degrees, driving conditions could worsen, so be very careful. Also, once the wet snow begins to freeze as the evening approaches, road conditions could be very dangerous.

And, as always, be aware of snow removal equipment on the roads.

For up to the minute road and traffic conditions, click to http://safetravelusa.com/nv/ or call 877-NV-ROADS (877-687-6237).

Lake Information:

Data taken at noon today from the North Tahoe Marina Pier in Tahoe Vista.

Wind Speed: 10.27 mph

Wind Direction: 173.8 °

Air Temperature: 35.65 ° F

Precipitation: 0.01 in

Relative Humidity: 90.2 percent

Water Temperature: 42.75 ° F

Wind Gust: 18.16 mph

Today’s Sunset: 4:38 p.m.

Wednesday’s Sunsrise: 7:14 a.m.

Wednesday’s Sunset: 4:38 p.m.

Pollen Count:

Today: 0.3/ low

Wednesday: 0.3/ low

Treatment Options and Medication

While there is still no cure for allergies, there are ways that you can diminish your symptoms. There are three types of treatments that can be used in combination:

– Avoidance of the allergen,

– Medication, and

– Immunotherapy (generally called allergy shots).

For more information about the pollen count and allergy information, click to http://www.pollen.com/home.asp.