Nevada sees high wind

Reno recorded its strongest wind ever -- 82 mph -- Saturday night.

BY SUSAN KIM | RENO, Nev. | December 15, 2002



"It's the strongest winds we've ever recorded in Reno."

—Tom Cylke


Reno recorded its strongest wind ever -- 82 mph -- Saturday night as gusts blew shingles off roofs and toppled power lines and truck rigs in Nevada.

"It's the strongest winds we've ever recorded in Reno," said local forecaster Tom Cylke. "What we saw today were hurricane-force winds."

Power outages were widespread in Reno. "We have every available crew out there," said Sierra Pacific Power Co. spokesperson Faye Anderson.

Some but not all flights at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport were canceled.

The Sierra Nevada crest clocked 134-mph winds, and the storm was expected to dump two feet of snow in the mountains.


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