Genoa, Nev. — Tioga Pass closed 6 p.m. Monday and Sonora and Monitor passes will close before noon in preparation for a winter storm forecast to arrive today.
A wind advisory is in effect from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today as the storm rolls into Western Nevada. Gusts of up to 45 mph are expected this afternoon. The Weather Service indicates a 90 percent chance of rain mainly after 2 p.m. today.
It’s going to be cold enough to snow in the Valley tonight, but whether that happens depends on the moisture supply. Anticipate slick conditions over Kingsbury on Wednesday morning.
The Clerk-Treasurer reports 11,406 ballots have been received as of Monday evening. Most of those are paper ballots, which may be dropped off 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fish Springs Fire House and 3-6 p.m. at the TRE Community Center today, in addition to the community center and the courthouse.
Fee increases are part of the facilities manual revision to be discussed by the Douglas County Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting 6 p.m. today at the Community & Senior Center in Gardnerville. You can find out more at www.douglascountynv.gov and clicking agendas and minutes.
In addition to hearing the parcel map for Maverik, Gardnerville Town Board members will discuss accepting maintenance of roads Silver Dollar Circle and Boot Jack Drive in Heybourne Meadows. The town board meets 4:30 p.m. today at the Gardnerville Town offices on Main Street.
It's 54 degrees at Minden-Tahoe Airport and a little breezy this morning with the airport recording a 31 mph gust at 5:15 a.m. The high today is only supposed to reach 58 degrees, so it’s almost there.
Kurt Hildebrand is editor of The Record-Courier. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org or 775-782-5122.