The April 3, 2023, R-C Morning Report

Two RVs were up to the gunnels in water at Double Spring Flat on Saturday.

Two RVs were up to the gunnels in water at Double Spring Flat on Saturday.
Photo by Kurt Hildebrand.

Genoa, Nev. — Chains or four-wheel drive with snow tires are being required over Kingsbury and on Highway 50 through Douglas County as a little bit of snow fell this morning. Same is true of Interstate 80 and Highway 50.

There’s a high wind alert on Highway 395 from the state line to Bridgeport. If you’re driving to Reno this morning, chains or snow tires are required on Interstate 580 through Washoe Valley.

The Airport Advisory Committee will discuss efforts to fix the runway end identifier lights for instrument approach and starting trash collection for public use at the airport. The committee meets 6 p.m. at the Douglas County Courthouse in Minden.

A broadband listening tour by the Governor’s Office of Science, Innovation and Technology is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and for 4-6 p.m. today at the Douglas County Community & Senior Center in Gardnerville.

A spot southwest of Gardnerville clocked a 57 mph wind 3:30 p.m. Sunday, tying with the Mott Weather Station. The Nevada Department of Transportation wind gauge registered a 50 mph gust on Sunday afternoon before giving up the ghost last night.

In the middle of all that, Douglas County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue team members went up after an out-of-bounds skier on Sunday afternoon. I don’t know if the skier was cited, but I do know the searchers were talking about meeting a deputy for that purpose.

Tahoe Douglas firefighters responded to a report of a woman with a head injury at Sled Hill, next to Spooner Junction around 9 a.m.

Forecasters are predicting snow showers into the early afternoon with the best chance of accumulation south of Highway 50 and west of Highway 395.

Temperatures are expected to dive 20-25 degrees below average for early April with freezing temperatures in the teens tonight that would be cold in December.

Snow showers are possible 3-9 p.m. with the high today of 36 and a low tonight of 18. That cold north wind will be 10-20 mph gusting to 30 mph. slowing down a bit to 5-15 mph until midnight.

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


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