The April 18, 2023, R-C Morning Report

It's not really April in Carson Valley until there's snow on a daffodil.

It's not really April in Carson Valley until there's snow on a daffodil.
Photo by Kurt Hildebrand.

Genoa, Nev. — We got a dusting of snow that stuck to the fields across Carson Valley, while there’s a little more on Kingsbury Grade and Highway 50. It could be slick up top, so take it slow.

The morning commute may be a challenge if you’re headed to Reno where I count 13 different collisions on the Nevada Highway Patrol site. Be careful and there shouldn’t be an issue. This is pretty minor compared to some of what we’ve seen over this past season.

East Fork Fire Protection District trustees will discuss introducing regulations implementing the Wildland Urban Interface code and their $6.32 million, five-year capital improvement plan 1 p.m. today. The district board meets 1 p.m. at the district offices, 1694 County Road in Minden.

I don’t know if the weather will interfere, but Buckeye Road is supposed to be closed until 2 p.m. today to repair the flood damage it suffered in January and March. Kingsbury work is continuing as well.

Grading season at Lake Tahoe may be delayed past the May 1 start date due to the amount of snow and mud remaining across the basin, the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency said on Monday.

The campground at Indian Creek Reservoir will also remain closed as the BLM tries to catch up to the double whammy that was the Tamarack Fire followed by this winter’s snowpack.

The 40 percent chance of snow turned up but should clear by 9 a.m. Expect the opposite of usual wind with it blowing 20-25 mph this morning slowing to 10-15 mph this afternoon. The forecast high temperature is 47 degrees.

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


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