Back-to-back storms pack Sierra snow, Vegas rain

Feb 26, 2014 12:49 PM

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The first of back-to-back storms headed for the Sierra is expected to drop several inches of snow at Lake Tahoe and up to a foot and one-half on the mountain ridges.

The National Weather Service says the same winter storm system should carry rain into western Nevada valleys and could bring Las Vegas its most measureable precipitation in nearly three months.

A winter weather advisory is in effect from 4 p.m. Wednesday to 10 a.m. Thursday for the Reno-Tahoe area, south to Mammoth Lakes.

Three to six inches is forecast at Tahoe, with 10 to 18 inches above 7,000 feet. The second wave of wetter weather begins Friday night into Saturday.

Weather service meteorologist Barry Pierce says up to a half-inch of rain is possible in Las Vegas.

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