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Runners brave chilly Thanksgiving for charity

More than 300 runners turned out in 14-degree weather for the third annual Carson Valley Turkey Trot in Minden Park.

The event was a fundraiser for the Carson Valley Community Food Closet and Douglas Animal Welfare Group.

Gardnerville resident Christine Effert brought 2-year-old Maui out for the event.

Effert said it was her first time participating in the event. Dogs and people socialized in Minden Park before the 9 a.m. start time.

While chilly, Thursday morning was relatively clear before more snow arrived Thanksgiving night into Friday morning.

National Weather Service radar showed lake effect snows extending into Carson Valley on Friday.

Genoa received an additional 3.5 inches of snow as of Friday morning. Motorists reported near white-out conditions.

A much larger storm is forecast to arrive in Carson Valley later Saturday with a winter storm watch issued starting 4 p.m. and lasting until Monday morning.

The best chance of dodging travel delays will be Saturday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

Heavy snow is expected in the high Sierra tonight through Monday.

“This storm may also produce a mix of snow, ice and rain for Sierra valleys and out across Western Nevada,” forecasters said Friday.