UPDATE: I-80 chain controls lifted but Reno might still see a little snow Friday

The Northstar ski resort near Truckee recorded 11 inches (28 centimeters) of snow and up to 7 inches (18 centimeters) was reported at Heavenly in South Lake Tahoe, the National Weather Service said.

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Moderate to occasionally heavy snow was forecast through afternoon, when the storm was expected to shift course to the central portion of the state, said National Weather Service forecaster Craig Shoemaker.

THE PRESS DEMOCRAT | January 19, 2018, 4:03PM | Updated 40 minutes ago. TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — A winter storm swept into Northern California on Friday and dumped nearly a foot of much-needed snow in higher elevations of the Sierra Nevada.

KSBW in Salinas reported at least four surfers were plucked from the ocean off Capitola Beach on Thursday after they couldn’t handle the 20-foot high waves.

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