Genoa, Nev. — East Fork firefighters responded to a fire in a double wide trailer near Sawmill and Crockett in the East Valley around 2 p.m. Saturday. There were no reports of injuries and the fire was ruled accidental.
Today marks the wrap-up of the Sertoma coat drive. If you’ve got a last-minute donation, you can visit www.CarsonValleySertoma.org.
Hydrologist Jeff Andrson of the Natural Resources Conservation Service and Truckee Meadows Water Authority Water Supply Administrator are scheduled to hike to the Mt. Rose Snow telemetry site this morning to take a reading.
The entire Carson River Basin is running a smidge ahead of average thanks to December’s big snow. As of this morning, Ebbetts Pass at the top of the East Fork is at 79 percent and Carson Pass is at 86 percent. Most of the larger percentages are at lower elevations, which are the first to melt off.
January 2022 will go into the record books with zero precipitation, joining 1984 and 1985. I wish I could say there was a big storm in the cards to kick off February, but there isn’t. Forecasters say the first half of the month will stay pretty dry.
Expect today to be mostly sunny with a high near 54 degrees and the wind out of the southeast at 5 mph. There’s a dry cold front rolling through that will drop the high into the 30s on Tuesday and Wednesday, so be prepared to bundle up.
Kurt Hildebrand is editor of The Record-Courier. Reach him at email@example.com or 775-782-5122.