Tuesday morning saw some of the coldest low temperatures in Minden in the 21st Century.
A spot 2.8 miles northwest of the Douglas County seat recorded minus 14 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.
The Nevada Department of Transportation station at Highway 395 and Genoa Lane bottomed out at minus 10 degrees. Minden-Tahoe Airport’s automated weather system recorded minus 9 degrees at 6:55 a.m..
Temperatures across the county recorded temperatures well below zero, according to figures released 10 a.m. Tuesday.
Double Spring Flat came in at minus 11 degrees, while Holbrook Junction recorded minus 10 degrees.
Walley’s Hot Springs just south of Genoa reported minus 6 degrees.
Hope Valley recorded a minus 18 degrees, while Grover Hot Springs recorded minus 11 degrees.
Because the cold settles in lower elevations, temperatures up on the bench tended slightly warmer with both Fish Springs and Gardnerville reporting 3 degrees.
Kingsbury Grade reported 8 degrees and Glenbrook, 10 degrees, thanks in part of the warming influence of Lake Tahoe.
According to records kept at Minden, the coldest January in the 21st Century was minus 11 degrees in 2007, with 2013 recording a low for the month of minus 6 degrees.
After today, forecasters expect temperatures to start warming up a little.
“Expect highs to approach more seasonable values this week as valley inversions strengthen,” forecasters said. “A weak low pressure system may bring a few light snow showers and increasing winds to the Sierra Thursday into Friday. A better potential for Sierra snowfall and travel impacts are possible Sunday into Monday.”