The Washington's Birthday R-C Morning Report

Sunday's sunrise took on a golden glow in this photo from Genoa resident Ed Addeo.

Sunday's sunrise took on a golden glow in this photo from Genoa resident Ed Addeo.


Genoa, Nev. — A winter weather advisory goes into effect 7 p.m. today through the night until 10 a.m., with a chance of 1-4 inches in the valleys with a half-foot in the foothills.

Snow started falling in Genoa around 6:30 a.m. and it’s sticking in the driveway at least. Road controls are in effect on Highway 50 from Carson to Spooner Junction, on Highway 395 for a short space between Sundridge and the river; and on 208 from Holbrook to Wellington.

This storm was definitely a slider coming in from the north and wrapping around to come east across the Valley, so Highway 395 has more fresh snow on it than Kingsbury, but I expect that’s going to change. Traffic cameras are showing Highway 50 heading to Tahoe got it pretty good.

There’s a report of a collision at Highway 50 and Golf Club Drive around 7:10 a.m. The highway is almost completely white at the summit, according to the traffic camera. No injuries are reported from the scene.

Not everyone gets Washington’s Birthday off, but traffic on the roads this morning is pretty light, so that hopefully should keep the number of wrecks down. School’s out for ski week through Friday, so no buses to navigate around.

Minden-Tahoe Airport recorded a 37 mph wind gust on Sunday afternoon which seems like the worst of it from this storm. It was definitely blustery through the night with some 30 mph gusts.

The area around the Spooner Trailhead and Sled Hill up in the northwestern corner of Douglas County kept Tahoe Douglas medics busy with a variety of calls. There was at least one sledding accident that resulted in a head injury around 3:20 p.m. Sunday. The weather should keep that sort of thing down today as well.

Douglas Dispatcher Maria signed off from her last shift this morning, with the thanks from first responders, and our own thanks for all her work. I know those of us who spend a lot of time listening to the scanner will miss her.

Expect scattered snow showers before 10 a.m. and then again after 4 p.m. Otherwise we could see a little sun today, with a high temperature of 41 degrees. The wind will pick up to 5-15 mph, shifting north and gusting to 25 mph.

Kurt Hildebrand is editor of The Record-Courier. Reach him at or 775-782-5122.


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