The Washington's Birthday 2021 R-C Morning Report

Jobs Peak is wrapped in clouds on Sunday morning.

Jobs Peak is wrapped in clouds on Sunday morning.


Genoa, Nev. — Three Douglas County men were reported to have succumbed to the coronavirus on Friday evening, with two new cases reported and four recoveries. While the virus appears to be slowing down, there were still 483 reported active cases on Friday.

I’d hoped to be able to say there was more powder on the mountain than George Washington’s wig, but as of this morning Heavenly Ski Resort is reporting zero new snow over the past 24 hours. There’s still a base of 56 inches, thanks in part to the 17 inches that fell over the last week.

It’s Washington’s Birthday so banks, government offices and the schools are closed.

Road controls are limited to passes over the Sierra, including Carson, Luther, Donner and Echo Summit. There’s the usual high wind alert through Washoe Valley and Mount Rose Highway has chain controls.

It’s pretty warm out on this Washington’s Birthday and there’s a chance of some rain before 10 a.m. We’ve already hit the high of 51 degrees. Otherwise expect mostly sunny and breezy conditions with the southwest wind gusting up to 35 mph.

Kurt Hildebrand is editor of The Record-Courier. Reach him at


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