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The R-C Morning Report

by Kurt Hildebrand

It’s was raining in Genoa earlier, and from the National Weather Service radar it looks like Douglas County is storm central for this first blast of moisture. This morning, parts of Douglas County are under a winter weather advisory, a red flag warning and a wind warning, running in a big band crossing the county.

We had some pretty good wind gusts last night, with a 31 mph peak gust in Gardnerville hitting at 10:03 p.m. There was a 30 mph gust this morning. Big gusts of up to 60 mph are due in around 9 a.m. and continue through 3 p.m., dying back somewhat by 9 p.m. The high wind warning is set to expire at 4 p.m., which is when they’ll haul down the red flag.

Expect rain and snow showers today after 10 a.m. The snow level will start at 6,500 feet, though it looks higher right now, and then lower to 4,700 feet. The brunt of this storm should roll in on Friday morning. A high wind advisory for Highway 395 through Washoe Valley is the only road control so far today.