Today's storm has definitely been an unusual one. It is rare enough for Reno and the surrounding area to have precipitation all day. It was raining when I woke up this morning at 6:20 and continued raining until it started turning into snow a little bit before 5:00 this evening. What made this storm unusual was the consistent strong wind that we have had all day, and blizzard conditions are expected until around 6:00 in the morning. Thankfully, my umbrella survived the strong wind where two or three umbrellas I saw did not.
We supposedly had flooding in a few areas (the past two floods have also been near New Year's Day), downed power lines, and a rock slide at the Vista Blvd. exit for Interstate 80. I have only heard of one power outage so far.
The snow is piling up as I type this and looks to be almost an inch thick. Forecasts expect us to get about 6 inches from this round of the storm.