Genoa, Nev. — Traffic seems to be flowing on Kingsbury Grade this morning and there are no reports of collisions or blockages … yet. Highway 50 is requiring chains or snow-tires this morning. There’s fog along Highway 395 in the Valley.
NV Energy reports making progress restoring electricity across the county with 151 homes and businesses and 19 outages. Estimates for most of those are 8:15 a.m. today. There are three-score folks who’ve been without power since New Year’s Eve, according to nvenergy.com
I asked about the warming shelters on Tuesday while I was at the senior center for the swearing-in ceremony. Melissa Elges said they were going to issue a release if they close it and that never turned up.
Minden Town Board members are discussing a request to provide water to the 118-unit Pine Nut Ranch on East Valley Road north of Grandview Estates at 5:30 p.m. today. That’s going to require a 7,700-foot water line.
Genoans are going to discuss recruiting a couple of board members at their meeting 5:30 p.m. today in the Town Hall.
About two-dozen elected officials raised their hands to be sworn in by District Judge Tod Young on Tuesday. I’ll have more detail for a story this morning.
The question on Tuesday was whether this was record-breaking storm, and my answer is “yep.” I’m still wrangling with the Weather Service to pin it down, but there are places in this county that haven’t seen this much snow since people started recording the weather.
Larry Walsh suggested the Christmas storm of 1992 as a possible contender. I agree that’s a good pick. Ted Hendricks reported 14 inches of snow in Minden, according to The Dec. 31, 1992, edition of The Record-Courier. Sheridan Acres recorded 18 inches and Centerville had a foot.
A winter weather advisory has kicked off for the Valley already and is expected to last through 4 p.m. Thursday. The winter storm warning is in effect at Lake Tahoe. I don’t know what will actually happen, but it appears that it will happen in two chapters with a break this afternoon.
The forecast calls for snow before 1 p.m. then rain 1-4 p.m. then snow again 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., and back to rain. The fog will cling to the Valley until around 10 a.m.
Kurt Hildebrand is editor of The Record-Courier. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org or 775-782-5122.
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