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Space Junk or a Meteor seen over the West Coast sky

All eyes were to the skies tonight for the scheduled Delta IV rocket launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base that was scheduled for 5:44 pm PST. But due to a possible hydrogen leak somewhere in the Delta 4-Heavy's port booster engine section the launched was scrubbed. From San Francisco to Reno, West Coast residents captured another sight, this strange cloud formation: While the cause of the cloud… → Read More

Nevada Question 6, Renewable Energy Standards Initiative

Question 6 ultimately gives you the choice to decide where Nevada's energy of the future will come from. A "yes" vote supports this initiative to require electric utilities to acquire 50% of their electricity from renewable resources by 2030. A "no" vote opposes this initiative, thus keeping the existing requirement that electric utilities acquire 25% of their electricity from renewable… → Read More

Cold snap sweeps across Nevada

Today, we recorded the coldest temperature of the season -- #Brrr. It’s going to be unusually cold this week… but do we have a chance to touch any cold records? NOPE! Still going to be cold, but hey -- it could be worse.Check out the records for this week → Read More

2017 in Reno: Wet weather & fires hit Northern Nevada & Sierra

In Northern Nevada, 2017 was the year of snow, flooding and flames.Meteorologist Cassie Wilson breaks down some of the biggest weather events of the past year and how they affected our region. → Read More

Man-made vs. mother nature: The cost and science behind making snow

Snow-making -- It's a million-dollar industry trying to take on Mother Nature.The ultimate goal in snow-making is to get area ski resorts open early, but also to add to the snow pack throughout the year. Over the last six years, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows → Read More

First snow of the season could be earliest in nearly 30 years

With snow in the forecast this week for the Sierra it got me thinking... is it too early to see snow? Maybe it was just the record hot summer that has me questioning this September snow, but nonetheless let's see what the data has to say!There are over 50 → Read More

Middlegate Station in Fallon suffers 'thunderstorm outflow wind damage'

Owner Fredda Stevenson, employees and volunteers are picking up debris and rebuilding the Middegate Station, east of Fallon after the bar and motel were hit with what National Weather Service Meteorologists are calling 'thunderstorm outflow wind damage' on → Read More

Northern Nevada prepares for week-long triple digit heat

The National Weather Service in Reno is predicting record-high temperatures throughout northern Nevada over the next couple of days.A Heat Advisory has been issued for eastern Sierra counties, Mineral and Southern Lyon County, and the Greater Reno-Carson-M → Read More

Weather Authority: Record Round Up

From a record winter right into a record summer. This week, a whopping 16 heat records were broken between South Lake Tahoe, to Reno, and across the state to Elko.Here is a full list:Reno-Tahoe International Airport6/19 - New Record: 1036/20 - New Record: → Read More

Proposed budget cuts to federal climate agency could impact Northern Nevada

A relatively small budget cut to the federal agency that tracks weather and climate data could have a major impact on Northern Nevada.President Donald Trump has proposed a 16 percent budget cut to the U.S. Department of Commerce, which includes the Nationa → Read More

Nevada sees major drought improvement after a wet start to January

Nevada is now 63-percent drought free, a stark difference from just a week ago.Last week, the state was 37-percent drought free. The change is a massive improvement over the course of a year. Last year at this time 99 percent of Nevada was classified in d → Read More

Truckee River forecast to flood

The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a flood watch for Tahoe and Northern Nevada effective Saturday evening, Jan. 7, through late Monday, Jan. 9.An atmospheric river event will produce periods of intense rainfall with snow levels staying above 9 → Read More

Science vs. Jack Frost: How to defrost your windshield fast

Nothing is worse then waking up to go to work on a Monday morning... especially if you get up at 2 a.m. like I do, when the temperatures are at their lowest and the chill of winter is in full force. The only thing worse than that is, being ready for work a → Read More

Dreaming of a white Christmas? You might be in luck

Are you dreaming of a white Christmas where the treetops glisten, and children listen, to hear sleigh bells in the snow?According to the National Centers for Environmental Information, historical probability shows Reno has roughly a 18 to 21% chance of sno → Read More

'Moderate Flood Stage' forecast for Truckee, California this weekend

A warm weekend storm is expected to bring moderate rain to the Sierra and northern Nevada by midnight Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016.Consequently, the Truckee River is expected to see a significant rise. In fact, by midday Saturday, moderate flooding is forecast → Read More

Storms to impact Thanksgiving travel

With unsettled weather for the week ahead, when will be the best time to hit the road for Thanksgiving?TRAFFIC BEING HELD11/23/16CHP is holding traffic on I-80 eastbound, just east of Boreal due to multiple collisionsCHAIN CONTROLS11/23/16 WednesdayChain c → Read More

On Your Side: Is nuclear right for Nevada?

Currently the United States is the world's largest producer of nuclear power, but Nevada is home to zero of the 99 plants operating across the country. With a potential nuclear repository at Yucca Mountain, could the Silver State capitalize on bringing nuc → Read More

On Your Side: Digging deeper at Yucca Mountain

Yucca Mountain hasn't made headlines for quite some time, but with the recent shift in political power, the debate over the proposed nuclear waste repository could reemerge.The debate over The Yucca Mountain Project is clear: some support it; others don't. → Read More

Weathers roles in the 2016 election

RENO, Nev. (KRNV) - There has been a lot of research surrounding how the weather impacts voter turnout. Particularly, bad weather -- when you have to make the choice to brave the elements to get to the polls, or to stay inside your home. According to CNN → Read More

Atmospheric River event drops record rain for Reno

The Truckee River isn't the only important component of our water supply for Northern Nevada, Atmospheric Rivers (ARs) also play a vital role.When an Atmospheric Rivers sets up, we can receive a good fraction of our yearly water totals. On average, about 3 → Read More