If you plan on living in Reno, Nevada; then I suppose you want to know the best way to keep track of the weather.  It’s kind of a mundane subject, but it can have a profound affect on our daily activity.  In the winter, you not only have to think of snow and ice (and the occasional avalanche) on the road, but we occasionally have to think of potential flooding in January.  During the summer, we need to think of potential fire weather – especially if we live on the urban / wild land interface.

The National Weather Service has a regional office right here in Reno.  This tends to be my go-to site, since all of the others actually get their data to run through their own weather models right from the NWS anyway.  Their Reno site is located here: https://www.weather.gov/rev/

And I suppose if you’re thinking of driving in bad weather, then you should take a look at the Nevada Department of Transportation’s site here: http://www.nvroads.com/

If you live in the nearby Sierra Nevada Mountains, or want to travel through them during the winter when there is a lot of snow, then check out the Sierra Avalanche Center to find out what the potential avalanche safety situation is here: https://www.sierraavalanchecenter.org/

If you came to Reno, because you were attracted to the skiing and snowboarding that the Tahoe area has to offer check out these guys that focus on long range powder snow forecasting for the Tahoe area:

https://opensnow.com/dailysnow/tahoe

http://www.tahoeweatherblog.com/

Remember, on average (according to sperling’s), there are 252 sunny days in Reno!

 

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