Genoa, Nev. — The weather map has a Matisse painting’s level of color-coded hazards listed from a high wind warning for southern Lyon and Mono counties, to a winter weather advisory for the Carson Range and a winter storm watch on the West Slope of the Sierra all starting on Tuesday.
A wind advisory has been issued for 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday as a storm arrives in Western Nevada. Wind-prone locations in the Valley could see 30 mph gusts starting at 7 a.m. increasing to 45 mph in time for the advisory to start. According to the National Weather Service, wind in the Valley won’t slow down much when the advisory expires.
The state is going to be working on the drainage along the northbound lane of Highway 395 coming down Jake’s Hill starting today. That’s going to shift northbound traffic into the southbound climbing lane, so keep an eye out.
East Fork firefighters gathered at the Minden Inn on Sunday morning for training that might have looked a tad concerning to neighbors taking their morning walk around 10 a.m.
Tahoe Douglas firefighters responded to Heavenly around 10 a.m. Saturday morning for a skier who hit a tree. The man was transported to Renown Regional Medical Center via Care Flight.
A balloon landing near Marion Russell Drive around 9 a.m. Sunday gave Chichester Estates residents a close-up with their morning coffee.
The Record-Courier’s office is closed today for Washington’s Birthday, along with the post office, the government, schools and banks.
Today may be the last good ballooning weather for a bit as a new storm is expected to bring windy conditions starting Tuesday morning and a chance of snow all week.
The forecast calls for mostly sunny skies and a high temperature of 50 degrees today, with a light breeze out of the southwest tonight.
Kurt Hildebrand is editor of The Record-Courier. Reach him at email@example.com or 775-782-5122.