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The R-C Morning Report

by Kurt Hildebrand

Icy roads and freezing fog will combine to make this morning’s commute more interesting than usual. The National Weather Service is forecasting that very cold temperatures will cause black ice to form on roadways, especially in rural areas. Areas of freezing fog are expected to develop along Highway 395 from Susanville to Minden, with visibilities dropping to a half mile at times. Forecasters are warning commuters to take extra time to get where they’re going.

There are road controls on Highway 395 through Indian Hills, on the Carson City freeway from Fairview to Pleasant Valley, and pretty much all of the mountains routes, including Kingsbury Grade and Highway 50 from Carson to South Lake Tahoe.

Four inches of snow fell in Sheridan Acres on Monday, with 2 inches of new snow between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Heavenly reported 17 inches of snow fell in the 24 hours. This storm ended up being a pretty good snow producer.

Today’s forecast is for partly sunny and a high near 44 degrees. The wind will start to pick up at around 10 a.m. It’s predicted to start out at 15 mph, gusting to 25 mph. A wind advisory has been issued for 10 p.m. with winds 20-35 mph, gusting to 55 mph. Expect occasional gusts of up to 70 mph in the foothills and along Highway 395.