Dave Maxwell The first snowfall of the year in the Pahranagat Valley happened overnight Sunday and early Monday morning. Only about half-an-inch of snow mixed with freezing rain. Snowfall amounts were heavier in other parts of the county in the same period.

Dave Maxwell
The first snowfall of the year in the Pahranagat Valley happened overnight Sunday and early Monday morning. Only about half-an-inch of snow mixed with freezing rain. Snowfall amounts were heavier in other parts of the county in the same period.

Up to three inches of freezing rain and snow fell in parts of Lincoln overnight on Sunday and Monday. It was the first snow of the year for the southern part of the county, such as the Parahangast Valley where about half-an-inch was noted.

The snow, mixed with rain froze to a hard surface on the ground, sidewalks, and parking lots and on vehicles. The snow was mostly melted away by Monday afternoon. Schools were not affected.

Sergeant Guy Davis of the Nevada Highway Patrol said as of Monday morning there were no notable traffic problems and the state highway department snowplows had been out on state routes 375 and 318 as well as on U.S. 93 to Caliente.

The Community Environmental Monitoring Station in Alamo reported 0.10 inches of precipitation (snow/rain) by 3 a.m. Monday morning.

Pioche and Panaca reported about 2-3 inches of snow in their communities. Sheriff Kerry Lee said all the roads were quite slick in the beginning, but by late morning had cleared considerably, but the winds were blowing between 25-30 mph Monday afternoon.