Friday, February 7, 2014

New Snow in North-Central Nevada

We've been having unsettled to stormy weather here in western Nevada for about the last week, with at least light snow accumulating in the mountains, though the south facing slopes have gone back to being mostly bare, even under today's cloudy skies.

These photos are all from the first thin snowfall, which was occurred just about a week ago.

Winnemucca Mountain with a layer of Pogonip ice fog along the Humboldt River.
A closer view of the ice fog.
A phone-camera view of what the snow looked like the first morning.
I'm wondering how many one- to two-inch snowfalls it will take to fill up Rye Patch Reservoir, which has looked nearly empty this winter.