More winter weather

A weather advisory for the region expired at 10 a.m. Tuesday. But, as of press time, a winter storm warning was expected to go into effect on Thursday, Jan. 16, with a stronger storm system expected—one that meteorologists predicted could bring up to two feet of snow in the higher elevations.

The weather system for which Tuesday’s advisory was issued brought less than a half of a foot of snow to most area ski resorts, but it also brought dangerously high winds and closed I-580 to high-profile vehicles between Reno and Carson City.

According to the National Weather Service, the strongest wind gust recoreded on Tuesday was 137 miles per hour and happened at 3:45 a.m. at Alpine Meadows near Tahoe City.