Jan 21, 2015 10:56 AM by News Staff
RENO, Nev. (AP) - A popular cross-country ski area near Lake Tahoe has temporarily closed due to a lack of snow, and forecasters say the lingering drought should persist or get worse in the months ahead across most of California and Nevada.
Tahoe Donner Cross Country spokeswoman Sally Jones says they've done their best to try to keep the trails open for skiing and snowshoeing near Truckee, California.
But she says all programs, clinics and events are suspended until there's improvement in the snow and ice conditions.
Most of the region has experienced dry and unusually warm conditions for a month. Reno tied a record high of 66 degrees Sunday.
The National Weather Service anticipates more above-normal temperatures into February. The U.S. Drought Monitor foresees little relief from the drought now headed into a fourth season.
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