The March 9, 2023, R-C Morning Report

Snow blows off Jobs Sister in this photo taken by Fredericksburg resident Jeff Garvin

Snow blows off Jobs Sister in this photo taken by Fredericksburg resident Jeff Garvin

Genoa, Nev. — This weekend’s rainstorm is starting to come into focus with rain likely to start this afternoon as the temperature climbs to 47 degrees. The flood watch doesn’t kick in until 4 p.m. today. A wind advisory begins 10 p.m., so brace for a blustery night.

There’s still time to get some sandbags before the weather arrives. The county has refreshed the sand piles and issued locations where residents can fill up. Remember to bring a shovel.

There’s a winter storm warning starting 4 p.m. along the Sierra Nevada from Mammoth north with heavy snow above 6,500 feet. If you’re heading over the mountains, maybe go this morning.

One person was transported by East Fork ambulance from a reported head-on collision at Highway 395 and Riverview around 7:30 a.m. Alpine County emergency personnel responded to a report of a vehicle into a tree on Diamond Valley Road 45 minutes later likely due to near white-out conditions through there.

There are road controls on Highway 50 between Carson City and Stateline. Highway 88 is closed at Kirkwood. Interstate 580 reopened around 5:20 p.m. after being closed for blowing snow and slick conditions. Highway 395 is closed from Bridgeport south to Lee Vining.

I received a couple of photos of the snow blowing off Jobs Peak on Wednesday. Expect more of that with 130 mph winds along the ridges by Friday morning, not that you’ll be able to see it.

The forecast calls for the temperature to warm up from 9 degrees to 45 by 3 p.m. as the cloud cover builds. We could see 1-3 inches of rain in Carson Valley from the storm. Most of that will fall tonight when snow levels rise to 8,000-9,000 feet.

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


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