Gulfstream Aerospace Gulfstream IV —
A late evening ice storm on Saturday night became a rare snowstorm throughout the early morning hours of Sunday. The snow stopped just after nautical dawn and the sun came out shortly afterwards. This Gulfstream was first in the queue on the Atlantic Aviation ramp. Meanwhile, over on the west side of the airport, another queue of aircraft, all pax birds, also waited to be deiced. Almost all the commercial aircraft that had RONed at RNO departed late, but one FDX cargo heavy got out on time. Kudos to the RTAA maintenance team; although two runways and almost all of the taxiways ended up being closed, the Conga Line just kept going and runway 34L-16R, taxiway Alpha, taxiway Charlie, and the terminal apron area all remained open. Everything else was a skating rink of solid ice covered by several inches of snow.
Reno is located (on a Map) in the N W corner where the shape of the state angles sharply toward Las Vegas.
Reno is North of Lake Tahoe--a skier's and winter sports enthusiast's playground
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