Douglas Lake schools on hour delay |

Douglas Lake schools on hour delay

Snow-covered trees in Genoa on Wednesday morning.
Kurt Hildebrand |

Douglas County’s Lake Tahoe schools are on a one-hour delay as more than an inch of moisture fell in places in Carson Valley since noon Wednesday.

Atmospheric river conditions sent a plume of moisture into Western Nevada and the Sierra. It’s snowing in Genoa, with 3 inches on the ground this morning at 6:20 a.m. Since the storm arrived on Wednesday afternoon, 1.21 inches of precipitation has fallen just north of Nevada’s oldest town. The weather gauge in Gardnerville recorded just over a quarter inch of precipitation. Sand Harbor recorded 1.4 inches over the last 24 hours.

Chains or snow tires are required all around Lake Tahoe, over Kingsbury Grade, Spooner Summit, on Highway 395 from around Johnson Lane south to Topaz and on Highway 88 from Minden to the California State line.

A winter storm weather advisory is in effect for areas of Douglas County above 5,000 feet until 10 a.m., with snow accumulations of 2-4 inches.

Another weak system is likely to bring more light snow to the Sierra and Western Nevada tonight and Friday morning, with a chance for 1-2 inches on Valley floors around Reno, Carson and Minden.