The Nov. 7, 2022, R-C Morning Report

Snow is accumulating on Highway 50 at Lake level this morning.

Snow is accumulating on Highway 50 at Lake level this morning.

Genoa, Nev. — Zephyr Cove and Whittell students will get their first snow day of the season today due to inclement weather. What I can see on the Tahoe traffic cameras backs up that decision by the Douglas County School District. Carson Valley schools will remain open this morning.

It shouldn’t be a surprise that chains are being required over Kingsbury and Spooner this morning as the first wave of a winter storm arrives. Four-wheel drive vehicles with snow tires are, as always, the exception.

There may well be white-out conditions over Daggett Summit, since there is definitely one on the camera. Snow is accumulating about midway on Kingsbury, though you can see vehicle tracks. If your drive takes you over the mountain today, go slow or don’t go.

A winter storm warning is in effect for Lake Tahoe with heavy snow expected to continue over the next three days. A winter weather advisory for the valleys of Western Nevada has been delayed until 10 a.m. Tuesday after snow impacts this morning are trending weaker, according to the National Weather Service in Reno.

Snow is falling at Highway 395 and Airport Road, but it’s not sticking. While roads are wet across the Valley, the road temperature in Gardnerville is still in the 40s. There’s snow falling up at Leviathan Mine Road, so be careful coming over the Pine Nuts.

The forecast for Minden has the snow slowing down after 7 a.m. today with mostly cloudy skies clearing for a high of 44 degrees. The Valley has already seen that 60 percent chance of precipitation and even the less than half-inch of snow in most places. The wind will pick up out of the southwest as the next blast is due to arrive late tonight.

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


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