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Nevada’s wintery weather extends east and south, new warning

December 30, 2021 GMT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A winter storm warning has been issued for southeast Nevada and the mountains west of Las Vegas through Friday afternoon. And a winter weather advisory runs through 10 p.m. Friday in parts of east-central and northeast Nevada, where overnight lows could drop into the negative teens by early Saturday.

The remnants of a series of storms that dumped more than 10 feet (3 meters) of snow on the top of the Sierra over the past week spread into the rest of the state on Thursday with rain and snow in the east and upper elevations in the south.

Two to 5 inches (5-13 centimeters) of snow is expected in northern Elko County along the Idaho line and 5 to 10 inches (13-25 cm) or more in the Ruby Mountains and East Humboldt Range. Four to 8 inches (10-20 cm) is expected above 7,000 feet (2,133 meters) in White Pine County along the Utah line, the National Weather Service said.

The storm warning is effective until 4 p.m. Friday for Red Rock Canyon west of Las Vegas and parts of Lincoln County, where 8 to 12 inches (20-30 cm) of snow is expected in the Spring Mountains and Sheep Range.