Genoa, Nev. — Chain controls are in effect over Kingsbury, on Highway 50 and on Highway 395 from Gardnerville south to the state line, according to nvroads.com. The traffic cameras show there’s snow falling in the Sierra and the Pine Nuts. There doesn’t look like a significant accumulation of snow on the roads, but it could well be icy going.
There’s a couple of crashes reported on I-580 through Washoe Valley, including one with injury at Bellevue northbound at 5:10 a.m. and one at Bowers southbound at 5:07 a.m., according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.
The peak wind gust in the Valley on Tuesday afternoon goes to Fish Springs at 59 mph at 3:50 p.m., according to National Weather Service reports. A 52 mph gust at 3 p.m. was recorded at a spot between Mottsville and Centerville. Heavenly had a 75 mph blast at 2:40 p.m.
I’ve got .35 inches in my rain gauge this morning and that’s with a leaf that fell into the mouth of it last night. Heavenly Valley shows .4 inches, but further in the Valley totals decrease rapidly with .10 in the DRI gauge between the river and Highway 395.
The weather may have slowed down early voting a tad with 12,784 ballots cast so far, up 1,378 from Monday, which is the second lowest increase since the beginning of last week. The county is still on pace for 42 percent of ballots cast during early voting.
Genoans are going to discuss what to do about the Town Church at their 5:30 p.m. meeting today while Minden has a project review for the site across Santa Anita from the new McDonald’s at the exact same time.
Cloud cover stuck around longer than forecast, so it’s quite a bit warmer out this morning than predicted. We could see some more snow showers today after 11 a.m. with the high hitting 43 degrees and the wind out of the south at 5-15 mph.
Kurt Hildebrand is editor of The Record-Courier. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org